Epicurus in Rome: Philosophical Perspectives in the Ciceronian Age

New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press (2021)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

The role of Greek thought in the final days of the Roman republic is a topic that has garnered much attention in recent years. This volume of essays, commissioned specially from a distinguished international group of scholars, explores the role and influence of Greek philosophy, specifically Epicureanism, in the late republic. It focuses primarily on the works and views of Cicero, premier politician and Roman philosopher of the day, and Lucretius, foremost among the representatives and supporters of Epicureanism at the time. Throughout the volume, the impact of such disparate reception on the part of these leading authors is explored in a way that illuminates the popularity as well as the controversy attached to the followers of Epicurus in Italy, ranging from ethical and political concerns to the understanding of scientific and celestial phenomena.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 76,442

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Epicurus: His Continuing Influence and Contemporary Relevance. [REVIEW]David Konstan - 2004 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 42 (4):491-492.
The Oxford Handbook to Epicurus and Epicureanism.Phillip Mitsis (ed.) - 2020 - Oxford England: Oxford University Press.
Epicurus and His Philosophy.Norman Wentworth De Witt - 1954 - Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press.
Nietzsche and the "Happiness of Repose".Morgan Rempel - 2017 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 9 (1):62-70.
The Faith of Epicurus. [REVIEW]G. G. J. - 1968 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (2):375-376.
Greek and Roman Philosophy After Aristotle.Jason Lewis Saunders - 1966 - New York: Free Press / Simon & Schuster.
Misunderstanding Epicurus? A Nietzschean Identification.Wilson H. Shearin - 2014 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 45 (1):68-83.

Analytics

Added to PP
2021-05-09

Downloads
6 (#1,105,852)

6 months
5 (#155,402)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references