Kleine Schriften zur hellenistisch-römischen Philosophie

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Brill, 2004 - Architecture - 379 pages
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This book presents 17 articles by Woldemar Gorler, published during the last 25 years, some of them not easily accessible hitherto. Most of them treat details of the history of the Hellenistic Academy and Cicero. Other papers explore the aftermath of Hellenistic thought in Lucilius, Lucretius, and Seneca, the literary form of Roman philosophical treatises, and Cicero's personal interpretation of Academic scepticism.All contributions are based on close reading of the source material. No attempt is made to harmonize conflicting evidence. Instead, different stages of the school discussions and some gradual changes in philosophical doctrine emerge more clearly. Special attention is paid to the conversion of Greek terms into Latin, in some cases implying unexpected consequences in meaning."

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Woldemar Görler, Ph.D. (1963), Habilitation (1970), is Em. Professor of Classics at Saarbrücken University. He is author of a book on Cicero's philosophy (1974) and of the sections on scepticism in the new 'Ueberweg' (1994). He has also published widely on ancient languages and literature.Christoph Catrein, Dr.phil. (2001), is Assistant Lecturer in the department of Classics at the University of the Saarland. He is author of Vertauschte Sinne. Untersuchungen zur Synästhesie in der römischen Dichtung (München/Leipzig 2003).

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