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Ancient Concepts of Personal Identity  

Christopher Gill

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
The burgeoning science of human nature recognized the implications for human identity. In the later fifth or early fourth centuries BCE philosophers started to develop a systematically ... More

The Aristotelian Tradition  

Han Baltussen

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Dec 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter examines the relationship between the Aristotelian philosophers (30 bce to 200 ce) and the so-called Second Sophistic. It discusses how the study of Aristotle’s works ... More

Aristotle on the Love of Friends  

Neera K. Badhwar and Russell E. Jones

On Aristotle’s account of philia in the Nicomachean Ethics, friends who love each other because of their virtue rather than their incidental properties are most fully friends, because they ... More

Aristotle’s Rhetoric in Theory and Practice  

Eugene Garver

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Nov 2017
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Oct 2014
The Rhetoric is a difficult book for two reasons. First, its purpose is not immediately clear because it sees argument as the heart of persuasion yet expands and contracts the meaning of ... More

Biography  

Christopher Pelling

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article points out that the genre of biography was also fundamentally concerned with Hellenic identity. As the discussion holds, ancient biographies do not just describe individuals, ... More

Civic Institutions  

Sara Forsdyke

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article looks at the parallel evolution of civic institutions, all of which culminated in the polis, the ‘city-state’, as the backdrop to the rich cultural legacy of the fifth and ... More

Commentaries  

Barbara Graziosi

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
Commentaries are important research tools in the field of Hellenic studies: even those classicists who are most critical of them tend to use them frequently. More fundamentally still, ... More

Comparative Approaches to the Study of Culture  

G. E. R. Lloyd

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
Appealing to Herodotus, who should perhaps be considered the father of cultural anthropology as much as of history, this article resists an extreme position which relativizes concepts of ... More

Comparative Philology and Linguistics  

Philomen Probert

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
Questions about the ancient Greek language arise in many areas of Hellenic studies and might include, for example: Which linguistic characteristics of the Homeric poems as we have them are ... More

Demography and Sociology  

Walter Scheidel

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article deals with the application of the Hellenic question of how membership of society is counted and structured. Demography and sociology share a focus on group behaviour. While ... More

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