The Structured Self in Hellenistic and Roman Thought (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Structured Self in Hellenistic and Roman Thought Offers an account of what is distinctive in Hellenistic and Roman ideas about selfhood and personality. This title focuses upon Stoic and Epicurean philosophy, and its relationship to earlier Greek thought (especially Plato) and contemporary literature.
- Published: 01 June 2006
- Format: Hardback 544 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780198152682 ISBN 10: 019815268X
Full description for The Structured Self in Hellenistic and Roman Thought
Christopher Gill offers a new analysis of what is innovative in Hellenistic - especially Stoic and Epicurean - philosophical thinking about selfhood and personality. His wide-ranging discussion of Stoic and Epicurean ideas is illustrated by a more detailed examination of the Stoic theory of the passions and a new account of the history of this theory. His study also tackles issues about the historical study of selfhood and the relationship between philosophy and literature, especially the presentation of the collapse of character in Plutarch's Lives, Senecan tragedy, and Virgil's Aeneid. As all Greek and Latin is translated, this book presents original ideas about ancient concepts of personality to a wide range of readers.