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  1. Hermann Ferdinand Fränkel (1975). Early Greek Poetry and Philosophy: A History of Greek Epic, Lyric, and Prose to the Middle of the Fifth Century. B. Blackwell.score: 558.0
     
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  2. Catherine Osborne (2007/2009). Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature. Oxford University Press.score: 552.0
    The book is about three things. First, how Ancient thinkers perceived humans as like or unlike other animals; second about the justification for taking a humane attitude towards natural things; and third about how moral claims count as true, and how they can be discovered or acquired. Was Aristotle was right to see continuity in the psychological functions of animal and human souls? The question cannot be settled without taking a moral stance. As we can either focus on continuity (...)
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  3. Remke Kruk & Gerhard Endress (eds.) (1997). The Ancient Tradition in Christian and Islamic Hellenism: Studies on the Transmission of Greek Philosophy and Sciences: Dedicated to H. J. Drossaart Lulofs on His Ninetieth Birthday. Research School Cnws.score: 546.0
  4. Stuart Gillespie & Philip R. Hardie (eds.) (2007). The Cambridge Companion to Lucretius. Cambridge University Press.score: 504.0
    Lucretius' didactic poem De rerum natura ('On the Nature of Things') is an impassioned and visionary presentation of the materialist philosophy of Epicurus, and one of the most powerful poetic texts of antiquity. After its rediscovery in 1417 it became a controversial and seminal work in successive phases of literary history, the history of science, and the Enlightenment. In this Cambridge Companion experts in the history of literature, philosophy and science discuss the poem in its ancient (...)
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  5. K. Friis Johansen (1998). A History of Ancient Philosophy: From the Beginnings to Augustine. Routledge.score: 499.5
    This book discusses key philosophical concepts and ideologies, including ontology, epistemology, logic, semantics, moral and political philosophy, theology and aesthetics during classical antiquity. Karsten Friis Johansen charts the history of ancient philosophy from the mythological oral tradition, Homer and early tragedy, to the giants of Plato and Aristotle through to paganism and the genesis of Christianity. A History of Ancient Philosophy also presents detailed analysis of individual ancient philosophers and interpretations and commentary on key philosophical (...)
     
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  6. Bruno Snell (1960/1982). The Discovery of the Mind: In Greek Philosophy and Literature. Dover.score: 480.0
    German classicist's monumental study of the origins of European thought in Greek literature and philosophy. Brilliant, widely influential. Includes "Homer's View of Man," "The Olympian Gods," "The Rise of the Individual in the Early Greek Lyric," "Pindar's Hymn to Zeus," "Myth and Reality in Greek Tragedy," and "Aristophanes and Aesthetic Criticism.".
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  7. Anne Margaret Wright (2008). Philosophy and Writing. Sharpe Focus.score: 480.0
    Poetry -- Drama -- Philosophy -- History -- Fables, Novels, and Speeches.
     
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  8. Christopher Gill (1996). Personality in Greek Epic, Tragedy, and Philosophy: The Self in Dialogue. Clarendon Press.score: 444.0
    This is a major study of conceptions of selfhood and personality in Homer and Greek Tragedy and Philosophy. The focus is on the norms of personality in Greek psychology and ethics. Gill argues that the key to understanding Greek thought of this type is to counteract the subjective and individualistic aspects of our own thinking about the person. He defines an "objective-participant" conception of personality, symbolized by the idea of the person as an interlocutor in a series of psychological and (...)
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  9. Richard Seaford (2004). Money and the Early Greek Mind: Homer, Philosophy, Tragedy. Cambridge University Press.score: 444.0
    How were the Greeks of the sixth century BC able to invent philosophy and tragedy? Richard Seaford argues that a large part of the answer can be found in another momentous development, the invention and rapid spread of coinage. By transforming social relations, monetization contributed to the concepts of the universe as an impersonal system (fundamental to Presocratic philosophy) and of the individual alienated from his own kin and from the gods, as found in tragedy.
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  10. Simon Swain (ed.) (2000). Dio Chrysostom: Politics, Letters, and Philosophy. Oxford University Press.score: 444.0
    This volume presents eleven new assessments by an international team of experts who for the first time study Dio's politics alongside his philosophy and writing ...
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  11. John L. Lepage (2012). The Revival of Antique Philosophy in the Renaissance. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 444.0
    This book examines the revival of antique philosophy in the Renaissance as a literary preoccupation informed by wit.
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  12. D. N. Sedley (1998). Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek Wisdom. Cambridge University Press.score: 444.0
    This book is designed to appeal both to those interested in Roman poetry and to specialists in ancient philosophy. In it David Sedley explores Lucretius' complex relationship with Greek culture, in particular with Empedocles, whose poetry was the model for his own, with Epicurus, the source of his philosophical inspiration, and with the Greek language itself. He includes a detailed reconstruction of Epicurus' great treatise On Nature, and seeks to show how Lucretius worked with this as his sole philosophical (...)
     
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  13. Seth Benardete (2000). The Argument of the Action: Essays on Greek Poetry and Philosophy. University of Chicago Press.score: 432.0
    This volume brings together Seth Benardete's studies of Hesiod's Theogony, Homer's Iliad, and Greek tragedy, of eleven Platonic dialogues, and Aristotle's Metaphysics. These essays, some never before published, others difficult to find, span four decades of his work and document its impressive range. Benardete's philosophic reading of the poets and his poetic reading of the philosophers share a common ground that makes this collection a whole. The key, suggested by his reflections on Leo Strauss in the last piece, lies in (...)
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  14. Frederick E. Brenk (1998). Relighting the Souls: Studies in Plutarch, in Greek Literature, Religion, and Philosophy, and in the New Testament Background. Franz Steiner Verlag.score: 432.0
    This collection contains many stimulating and important articles from the Plutarch renaissance, especially on the interaction between divine and human worlds, ...
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  15. Lynne Ballew (1979). Straight and Circular: A Study of Imagery in Greek Philosophy. Van Gorcum.score: 432.0
  16. Schuyler Dean Hoslett (1939). Lucretius: His Genius and His Moral Philosophy. Kansas City, the Midland Publishers.score: 432.0
     
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  17. James H. Nichols (1976). Epicurean Political Philosophy: The De Rerum Natura of Lucretius. Cornell University Press.score: 432.0
  18. Kevin Robb (ed.) (1983). Language and Thought in Early Greek Philosophy. Hegeler Institute.score: 432.0
     
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  19. Dana LaCourse Munteanu (2012). Tragic Pathos: Pity and Fear in Greek Philosophy and Tragedy. Cambridge University Press.score: 420.0
    Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. Theoretical Views about Pity and Fear as Aesthetic Emotions: 1. Drama and the emotions: an Indo-European connection? 2. Gorgias: a strange trio, the poetic emotions; 3. Plato: from reality to tragedy and back; 4. Aristotle: the first 'theorist' of the aesthetic emotions; Part II. Pity and Fear within Tragedies: 5. An introduction; 6. Aeschylus: Persians; 7. Prometheus Bound; 8. Sophocles: Ajax; 9. Euripides: Orestes; Appendix: catharsis and the emotions in the definition of tragedy (...)
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  20. Christoph Tobias Kasulke (2005). Fronto, Marc Aurel Und Kein Konflikt Zwischen Rhetorik Und Philosophie Im 2. Jh. N. Chr. Saur.score: 420.0
    Rhetoric and philosophy both constituted the main elements of literary education in the Greco-Roman world of the second century A.D. The present study deals with the relationship between both disciplines in Second Sophistic literature: Did ...
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  21. Alfred William Benn (1936). History of Ancient Philosophy. London, Watts & Co..score: 418.5
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  22. Horatio W. Dresser (1926). A History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy. New York, Thomas Y. Crowell.score: 418.5
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  23. Mario Vegetti (2009). The "Closed Model" in the Interpretation of the History of Ancient Philosophy. Rivista di Filosofia 3 (3):335-346.score: 414.0
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  24. Gordon Lindsay Campbell (2003). Lucretius on Creation and Evolution: A Commentary on De Rerum Natura, Book Five, Lines 772-1104. Oxford University Press.score: 408.0
    Lucretius' account of the origin of life, the origin of species, and human prehistory (first century BC) is the longest and most detailed account extant from the ancient world. It is a mechanistic theory that does away with the need for any divine design, and has been seen as a forerunner of Darwin's theory of evolution. This commentary seeks to locate Lucretius in both the ancient and modern contexts. The recent revival of creationism makes this study particularly relevant (...)
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  25. Bruno Snell (1953). The Discovery of the Mind. Oxford, Blackwell.score: 408.0
    German classicist's monumental study of the origins of European thought in Greek literature and philosophy.
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  26. Jochen Althoff (ed.) (2007). Philosophie Und Dichtung Im Antiken Griechenland: Akten der 7. Tagung der Karl Und Gertrud Abel-Stiftung Am 10. Und 11. Oktober 2002 in Bernkastel-Kues. [REVIEW] Steiner.score: 408.0
  27. Jochen Althoff (ed.) (2007). Philosophie Und Dichtung Im Antiken Griechenland: Akten der 7. Steiner.score: 408.0
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  28. Bernhard Koch (2006). Philosophie Als Medizin für Die Seele: Untersuchungen Zu Ciceros Tusculanae Disputationes. Steiner.score: 408.0
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  29. Eckart Schütrumpf (2009). Praxis Und Lexis: Ausgewählte Schriften Zur Philosophie von Handeln Und Reden in der Klassischen Antike. Steiner.score: 408.0
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  30. Anthony Kenny (2006). Ancient Philosophy: A New History of Western Philosophy, Volume 1. OUP Oxford.score: 405.0
    Sir Anthony Kenny tells the fascinating story of the birth of philosophy and its remarkable flourishing in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is the first of four volumes in which he unfolds a magisterial new history of Western philosophy. Specially written for a broad popular readership, but serious and deep enough to offer a genuine understanding of the great philosophers, Kenny's lucid and stimulating history will become the definitive work for anyone interested in the people and ideas (...)
     
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  31. Dimitri Gutas (2000). Greek Philosophers in the Arabic Tradition. Ashgate.score: 402.0
  32. Michael Davis (2011). The Soul of the Greeks: An Inquiry. University of Chicago Press.score: 396.0
    The soul of Achilles -- Aristotle -- The doubleness of soul -- Out of itself for the sake of itself -- Nutritive soul -- Sensing soul: vision -- Thinking soul. Sensation and imagination ; Passive and active mind ; Imagination and thought -- The soul as self and self-aware -- "The father of the Logos" -- "For the friend is another self" -- Herodotus: the rest and motion of soul -- Rest in motion: Herodotus's Egypt -- Motion at rest: Herodotus's (...)
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  33. Eric Alfred Havelock (1963). Preface to Plato. Cambridge, Belknap Press, Harvard University Press.score: 396.0
    The second part of the book discusses the Platonic Forms as an aspect of an increasingly rational culture.
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  34. William Robert Wians (ed.) (2009). Logos and Muthos: Philosophical Essays in Greek Literature. State University of New York Press.score: 396.0
    These essays reveal a dynamic range of interactions, reactions, tensions, and ambiguities, showing how Greek literary creations impacted and provided the ...
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  35. Monica Gale (1994). Myth and Poetry in Lucretius. Cambridge University Press.score: 396.0
    The employment of mythological language and imagery by an Epicurean poet - an adherent of a system not only materialist, but overtly hostile to myth and poetry - is highly paradoxical. This apparent contradiction has often been ascribed to a conflict in the poet between reason and intellect, or to a desire to enliven his philosophical material with mythological digressions. This book attempts to provide a more positive assessment of Lucretius' aims and methodology by considering the poet's attitude to myth, (...)
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  36. Shirley Darcus Sullivan (1995). Psychological and Ethical Ideas: What Early Greeks Say. E.J. Brill.score: 396.0
    This book describes what early Greek poets and philosophers say about certain ideas of the Archaic Age, namely "psychological activity," "soul," "excellence," ...
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  37. James Adam (1909/1972). The Religious Teachers of Greece. Freeport, N.Y.,Books for Libraries Press.score: 396.0
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  38. Edward Ernest Sikes (1936). Lucretius, Poet & Philosopher. Cambridge [Eng.]The University Press.score: 396.0
    The Greek priests were concerned with ritual alone, and rarely, if ever, assumed the office of moralist; the philosophers, such as Parmenides and Empedocles ...
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  39. Keimpe Algra, M. H. Koenen & P. H. Schrijvers (eds.) (1997). Lucretius and His Intellectual Background: [Proceedings of the Colloquium, Amsterdam, 26-28 June 1996]. Koninklijke Nederlandse Adademie Van Wetenschappen.score: 396.0
     
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  40. Anelʹ Azimkhan (2006). Filosofskoe Prinoshenie Abu Nasra Alʹ-Farabi. Aĭkos.score: 396.0
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  41. Diskin Clay (1983). Lucretius and Epicurus. Cornell University Press.score: 396.0
  42. Ledger William Allan Crawley (1963). The Failure of Lucretius. [Auckland, N.Z.]University of Auckland.score: 396.0
  43. Patricia Cruzalegui Sotelo (2006). The Platonic Experience in Nineteenth-Century England. Pontificia Universidad Católica Del Perú, Fondo Editorial.score: 396.0
     
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  44. Heinz-Günther Nesselrath (2009). Dio von Prus: Der Philosoph Und Sein Bild. Mohr Siebeck.score: 396.0
    This volume presents some discourses (or. 54, 55, 70, 71 and 72) written by the orator and philosopher Dio of Prusa (about 40 - after 111 AD), who was also called Chrysostomos ("Golden Mouth"). Of these texts there have never been detailed commentaries up to now. They draw an image of the philosopher not as an abstract thinker but as a new Odysseus, Heracles, but also as a new Socrates or Diogenes, who purposely interferes in people's affairs and by his (...)
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  45. Dio (2009). Der Philosoph Und Sein Bild. Mohr Siebeck.score: 396.0
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  46. Donald Reynolds Dudley (1965). Lucretius. New York, Basic Books.score: 396.0
  47. David J. Furley & Olof Gigon (eds.) (1978). Lucrèce: Huit Exposés Suivis De Discussions. Dépositaire Pour La Suisse, Droz.score: 396.0
     
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  48. Karl Lachmann (1855/1979). Caroli Lachmanni in T. Lucretii Cari De Rerum Natura Libros Commentarius Iterum Editus. Garland Pub..score: 396.0
     
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  49. Daniel Marković (2008). The Rhetoric of Explanation in Lucretius' de Rerum Natura. Brill.score: 396.0
     
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  50. Robert A. Mechikoff (2006). A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education: From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World. Mcgraw-Hill.score: 396.0
    This engaging and informative text will hold the attention of students and scholars as they take a journey through time to understand the role that history and philosophy have played in shaping the course of sport and physical education in Western and selected non-Western civilizations. Using appropriate theoretical and interpretive frameworks, students will investigate topics such as the historical relationship between mind and body; what philosophers and intellectuals have said about the body as a source of knowledge; educational philosophy (...)
     
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