Record:   Prev Next
Title Selfhood and the soul : essays on ancient thought and literature in honour of Christopher Gill / edited by Richard Seaford, John Wilkins, and Matthew Wright
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2017
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  180 G4102 2017    AVAILABLE  -  30500101533654
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  B171 S465 2017    AVAILABLE    30530001301746
Edition First edition
Descript viii, 331 pages : illustrations, map, portrait ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes
1. The Psukhē from Homer to Plato: A Historical Sketch / Richard Seaford -- 2. Imagining Good Future States: Hope and Truth in Plato's Philebus / Katja Maria Vogt -- 3. Freedom and Will: Graeco-Roman Origins / Richard Sorabji -- 4. Survival and the Self: Materialism and Metempsychosis--Ancient Attitudes, Modren Perspectives / R. J. Hankinson -- 5. Epicurean versus Cyrenaic Happiness / David Sedley -- 6. Cicero on Imperialism and the Soul / Malcolm Schofield -- 7. Maximus of Tyre on God and Providence / Gretchen Reydams-Schils -- 8. The Indeterminate Self and its Cultivation in Plotinus / Nicholas Banner -- 9. The Essence of Rage: Galen on Emotional Disturbances and their Physical Correlates / P. N. Singer -- 10. Music and the Soul in Stoicism / Paul Scade -- 11. A Lover's Discourse: Erōs in Greek Tragedy / Matthew Wright -- 12. The Self and the Underworld / Emma Gee -- 13. Philosophy, Physicians, and Persianic Satire / Shadi Bartsch
Selfhood and the Soul' is a collection of new and original essays in honour of Christopher Gill, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Thought at the University of Exeter. All of the essays in the volume contribute to a shared project - the exploration of ancient concepts of self and soul, understood in a broad sense - and, as in the work of the honorand himself, they are distinguished by a diversity of approach and subject matter, ranging widely across disciplinary boundaries to cover ancient philosophy, psychology, medical writing, and literary criticism. They can be read separately or together, taking the reader on a journey through topics and themes as varied as money, love, hope, pleasure, rage, free will, metempsychosis, Roman imperialism, cookery, and the Underworld, yet all committed to examining central issues about the experience of being a person and the question of how best to live
Subject Philosophy, Ancient
Classical literature
Alt Author Seaford, Richard, editor
Wilkins, John, 1954- editor
Wright, Matthew (Matthew Ephraim), editor
Gill, Christopher, 1946- honouree, editor
Record:   Prev Next