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By John Sellars

One of the preferred of the Hellenistic colleges of philosophy in antiquity, Stoicism flourished for a few years and has remained a continuing presence through the background of Western philosophy. Its doctrines appealed to humans from all strata of historic society-from the slave Epictetus to the emperor Marcus Aurelius. This publication presents a lucid, accomplished advent to this nice philosophical college. It provides an outline of the heritage of the varsity, covers its philosophy as a method, and explores the 3 major branches of Stoic concept. John Sellars comprises historic info at the lifestyles and works of the traditional Stoic philosophers and summaries, analyses, and value determinations in their crucial doctrines in good judgment, physics, and ethics. He additionally encompasses a attention-grabbing account of the Stoic legacy from later antiquity to the current. the quantity encompasses a thesaurus and chronology, which, including its obtainable but authoritative procedure, makes it the right selection for college students, students, and basic readers attracted to what Stoicism has intended, either philosophically and traditionally, for western civilization.

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Clark, decisions from Hellenistic Philosophy (New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1940) and J. L. Saunders, Greek and Roman Philosophy after Aristotle (New York: unfastened Press, 1966). additionally worthy noting is a contemporary sourcebook for the philosophy of overdue antiquity: R. Sorabji, The Philosophy of the Commentators 200-600 advert, three vols (London: Duckworth, 2004). This assortment interprets many Stoic fragments preserved via authors of this era and has a really priceless statement. The fragments for the center Stoics Panaetius and Posidonius are available in M. van Straaten, Panaetii Rhodii Fragmenta (Leiden: Brill, 1952) and L. Edelstein & I. G. Kidd, Posidonius: The Fragments (Cambridge: Cambridge collage Press, 1972). Kidd has supplemented the latter assortment with an in depth statement in Posidonius: The observation, 2 vols (Cambridge: Cambridge college Press, 1988), and with a translation of the fragments in Posidonius: the interpretation of the Fragments (Cambridge: Cambridge collage Press, 1999). Stoic authors The works of the 3 well-known Stoic authors, Seneca, Epictetus (reported by way of Arrian) and Marcus Aurelius can all be present in Loeb Classical Library variants (Cambridge, MA: Harvard collage Press), containing the unique textual content with a dealing with English translation. i've got usually used those translations during this quantity, sometimes transformed. For all 3 of those authors there are numerous different beneficial variations and translations. the subsequent is purely a range: Epictetus, Discourses, ebook I, R. F. Dobbin (comm. and trans. ) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998). Epictetus, The Discourses of Epictetus, creation by means of C. Gill, R. challenging (trans. ) (London: Everyman, 1995). Epictetus, The Encheiridion of Epictetus and its 3 Christian variations, G. Boter (ed. and trans. ) (Leiden: Brill, 1999). Marcus Aurelius, advert Se Ipsum Libri XII, J. Dalfen (ed. ) (Leipzig: Teubner, 1987). Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, M. Staniforth (trans. ) (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1964). Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, advent by way of C. Gill, R. challenging (trans. ) (Ware: Wordsworth, 1997), Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, G. Hays (trans. ) (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003). Marcus Aurelius, The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Antoninus, 2 vols, remark through A. S. L. Farquharson (ed. and trans. ) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1944). Translation reprinted with advent by way of R. B. Rutherford (Oxford: Oxford collage Press, 1989). Seneca, Dialogues and Letters, C. D. N. Costa (trans. ) (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1997) Seneca, Letters from a Stoic, R. Campbell (trans. ) (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1969). Seneca, ethical and Political Essays, J. M. Cooper & J. F. Procope (trans. ) (Cambridge: Cambridge college Press, 1995). we now have additionally encountered a couple of different Stoic authors. See the subsequent variants and translations: Cleomedes, Caelestia, R. B. Todd (ed. ) (Leipzig: Teubner, 1990). Translated in A. C. Bowen & R. B. Todd, Cleomedes' Lectures on Astronomy (Berkeley, CA: collage of California Press, 2004). Cornutus, Theologiae Graecae Compendium, C.

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