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Summary This category includes works on the philosophical schools of the Hellenistic period (the Stoics, Skeptics and Epicureans). It also includes the philosophy of late antiquity. While the works of Plato and Aristotle were largely eclipsed in the Hellenistic period, the practice of commenting upon these authors dominates the philosophy of late antiquity (200-600 CE). Neoplatonists wrote commentaries on both, since they regarded Aristotle himself as a somewhat heterodox Platonist. They read Aristotle as an introduction to Plato. Other authors of commentaries, such as Alexander of Aphrodisias, identified as Aristotelians without this admixture of Platonism.
Key works Long & Sedley 1987 provides the most widely used English translation of our evidence on the Hellenistic philosophers. The following collections of articles were seminal in establishing Hellenistic philosophy as an important sub-field in ancient philosophy: Schofield et al 1979,  Barnes 1982Schofield & Striker 1986, and Brunschwig & Nussbaum 1993. The standard reference work is Algra et al 2005. Boys-Stones 2001 provides one (admittedly controversial) account of the transition from the Hellenistic schools to a post-Hellenistic period dominated by Platonism. Sorabji 2005 provides key extracts from voluminous writings of the Aristotelian and Neoplatonist commentators of late antiquity.
Introductions Long 1974 is a classic introduction to Hellenistic philosophy. Brennan 2005 is a lively introduction to Stoic ethics. Dillon 1977 provides a short overview of the Platonists up to Plotinus. O'MEARA 1993 is a gentle introduction to Plotinus. For a wider look at the Neoplatonists, Wallis 1972 is the early classic. Tuominen 2012 provides a survey of the commentary tradition, with more emphasis on Aristotelians.
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  1. Berkeley: antecedentes del inmaterialismo en Gregorio de Nisa / Berkeley: Antecedents of Immaterialism in Gregory of Nyssa.Alberto Luis López - 2017 - In L. Benítez, L. Toledo & A. Velázquez (eds.), Claves del platonismo en la modernidad temprana. Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico: pp. 303-325.
    La propuesta inmaterialista de Berkeley, elaborada definitivamente en sus Principles (1710), tiene como antecedente remoto los postulados del capadocio Gregorio de Nisa, quien en algunas de sus obras desarrolló argumentos, en relación con la materia, muy semejantes a los que planteó Berkeley casi catorce siglos después. El presente escrito tiene por objetivo mostrar que las concepciones de ambos pensadores tienen elementos en común, lo que permite sostener que el filósofo de Cesarea es un antecede lejano del inmaterialismo berkeleyano. // Berkeley's (...)
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  2. Introduzione Ad Alessandro Magno.Piero Treves - 1980 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 100:255.
  3. Introduzione Ad Alessandro Magno.Piero Treves - 1980 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 100:255.
  4. Cicero Reading the Cyrenaics on the Anticipation of Future Harms.Katharine R. O'Reilly - 2019 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 23 (2):431-443.
    A common reading of the Cyrenaics is that they are a school of extreme hedonist presentists, recognising only the pleasure of the present moment, and advising against turning our attention to past or future pleasure or pain. Yet they have some strange advice which tells followers to anticipate future harms in order to lessen the unexpectedness of them when they occur. It’s a puzzle, then, how they can consistently hold the attitude they do to our concern with our present selves, (...)
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  5. Porphyry’s on the Cave of the Nymphs in its Intellectual Context.K. Nilüfer Akçay - 2019 - Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill.
    This monograph, exclusively dedicated to the analysis of Porphyry’s _On the Cave of Nymphs_, provides his philosophical thoughts on the material world, relationship between soul and body and the salvation of the soul through the doctrines of Plato and Plotinus.
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  6. Magnitudo Animi and Cosmic Politics in Cicero's De Re Publica.Sean McConnell - 2017 - Classical Journal 113:45-70.
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  7. The Idea of Progress in Philo Judaeus.Irwin I. Hyman - 1933 - Journal of Philosophy 30 (14):388-390.
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  8. Introduction: The Empire’s Second Language?Patrick P. Hogan & Adam M. Kemezis - 2016 - Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 110 (1):31-42.
  9. Understanding Grief in Greece and Rome.David Konstan - 2016 - Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 110 (1):3-30.
  10. Editors’ Note: Classical World at 110.Lee T. Pearcy & Robin Mitchell-Boyask - 2016 - Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 110 (1):1-1.
  11. Body and Soul in Galen.R. A. H. King - 2006 - In Common to Body and Soul: Philosophical Approaches to Explaining Living Behaviour in Greco-Roman Antiquity. Walter de Gruyter.
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  12. Galen and the Stoics: What Each Could Learn From the Other About Embodied Psychology.Burkhard Reis & Dorothea Frede - 2009 - In Burkhard Reis & Dorothea Frede (eds.), Body and Soul in Ancient Philosophy. Walter de Gruyter.
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  13. Philosophical Norms and Political Attachments: Cicero and Seneca.Burkhard Reis & Dorothea Frede - 2009 - In Burkhard Reis & Dorothea Frede (eds.), Body and Soul in Ancient Philosophy. Walter de Gruyter.
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  14. Transgressions Are Equal, and Right Actions Are Equal: Some Philosophical Reflections on Paradox III in Cicero’s Paradoxa Stoicorum.Daniel Rönnedal - 2017 - Philosophia 45 (1):317-334.
    In Paradoxa Stoicorum, the Roman philosopher Cicero defends six important Stoic theses. Since these theses seem counterintuitive, and it is not likely that the average person would agree with them, they were generally called "paradoxes". According to the third paradox, (P3), (all) transgressions (wrong actions) are equal and (all) right actions are equal. According to one interpretation of this principle, which I will call (P3′), it means that if it is forbidden that A and it is forbidden that B, then (...)
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  15. The Greek Sceptics.Richard Robinson & Mary Mills Patrick - 1930 - Philosophical Review 39 (5):519.
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  16. The Platonism of Philo Judaeus.W. A. Heidel & Thomas H. Billings - 1920 - Philosophical Review 29 (3):293.
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  17. A Medieval Critique of Anthropomorphism: Ibn Al-Jawzi's Kitab Akhbar as-Sifat: A Critical Edition of the Arabic Text.Devin J. Stewart & Merlin Swartz - 2004 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 124 (3):616.
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  18. Translation of Two Unpublished Arabic Documents, Relating to the Doctrines of the Ism''ilis and the Other B'tinian SectsTranslation of Two Unpublished Arabic Documents, Relating to the Doctrines of the Isma'ilis and the Other Batinian Sects.Edaward E. Salisbury - 1851 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 2:257.
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  19. A Greek and Arabic Lexicon : Materials for a Dictionary of the Medieval Translations From Greek Into Arabic, Fascicles 2 and 3.Kees Versteegh, Gerhard Endress & Dimitri Gutas - 1998 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 118 (1):108.
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  20. The Thousand and One Nights (Alf Layla Wa-Layla) From the Earliest Known Sources: Arabic Text Edited with Introduction and Notes, Pt. 3: Introduction and Indexes.András Hámori, Muhsin Mahdi & Andras Hamori - 1997 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 117 (4):748.
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  21. Taḍmīn, "Implication of Meaning," in Medieval ArabicTadmin, "Implication of Meaning," in Medieval Arabic.Adrian Gully - 1997 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 117 (3):466.
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  22. The Wellsprings of Wisdom: A Study of Abū Yaʿqūb Al-Sijistānī's Kitāb Al-Yanābīʿ Including a Complete English Translation with Commentary and Notes on the Arabic TextThe Wellsprings of Wisdom: A Study of Abu Yaqub Al-Sijistani's Kitab Al-Yanabi Including a Complete English Translation with Commentary and Notes on the Arabic Text.Sarah Stroumsa & Paul E. Walker - 1997 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 117 (1):186.
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  23. A Greek and Arabic Lexicon: Materials for a Dictionary of the Mediaeval Translations From Greek Into Arabic, Fascicle 1: Introduction, Sources, ʾ to ʾ-Kh-rA Greek and Arabic Lexicon: Materials for a Dictionary of the Mediaeval Translations From Greek Into Arabic, Fascicle 1: Introduction, Sources, to -Kh-R. [REVIEW]Remke Kruk, Gerhard Endress & Dimitri Gutas - 1994 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 114 (2):285.
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  24. Interpreting Tirukkuṟaḷ: The Role of Commentary in the Creation of a TextInterpreting Tirukkural: The Role of Commentary in the Creation of a Text.Norman Cutler - 1992 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 112 (4):549.
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  25. II Samuel: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary.David Marcus & P. Kyle McCarter - 1989 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 109 (4):681.
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  26. Structures of Avarice: The Bukhalāʾ in Medieval Arabic LiteratureStructures of Avarice: The Bukhala in Medieval Arabic Literature.Kevin Lacey & Fedwa Malti-Douglas - 1988 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 108 (3):493.
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  27. The Phoenician History of Philo of Byblos: A Commentary.Robert A. Oden & A. I. Baumgarten - 1984 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 104 (3):581.
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  28. The Aramaic Portions of the Pesiqta de Rab Kahana with English Translation, Commentary and Introduction.J. C. Greenfield & Gerhard Svedlund - 1978 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 98 (4):511.
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  29. Arabic Literature. An Introduction.Nicholas Heer & H. A. R. Gibb - 1965 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 85 (4):574.
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  30. Arabic Literature, An Introduction.G. C. M. & H. A. R. Gibb - 1963 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 83 (3):414.
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  31. The Book of Idols. Being a Translation From the Arabic of the Kitāb Al-AṣnāmThe Book of Idols. Being a Translation From the Arabic of the Kitab Al-Asnam.G. E. von Grunebaum, Hishām Ibnal-Kalbi, N. A. Faris & Hisham Ibnal-Kalbi - 1953 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 73 (1):44.
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  32. From Arabic Books and Manuscripts IV: New Fragments of as-SaraḫsîFrom Arabic Books and Manuscripts IV: New Fragments of as-Sarahsi.Franz Rosenthal - 1951 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 71 (2):135.
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  33. Two Fragments of Galen in Arabic Translation.G. Levi Della Vida - 1950 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 70 (3):182.
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  34. The Holy Quran with English Translation and Commentary.Franz Rosenthal & Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya - 1950 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 70 (2):119.
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  35. Varro Varius: The Polymath of the Roman World Ed. By D. J. Butterfield.Joseph Mcalhany - 2016 - Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 109 (4):569-570.
  36. Barbarisms at the Gate: An Analysis of Some Perils in Active Latin Pedagogy.Patrick M. Owens - 2016 - Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 109 (4):507-523.
  37. Essays on Hellenistic Epistemology and Ethics.Gisela Striker (ed.) - 1996 - Cambridge University Press.
    The doctrines of the Hellenistic Schools - Epicureans, Stoics, and Sceptics - are known to have had a formative influence on later thought, but because the primary sources are lost, they have to be reconstructed from later reports. This important collection of essays by one of the foremost interpreters of Hellenistic philosophy focuses on key questions in epistemology and ethics debated by Greek and Roman philosophers of the Hellenistic period. There is currently a new awareness of the great interest and (...)
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  38. The Hellenistic Philosophers: Volume 1, Translations of the Principal Sources with Philosophical Commentary.A. A. Long & D. N. Sedley - 1987 - Cambridge University Press.
    Volume 1 presents the texts in new translations by the authors, and these are accompanied by a philosophical and historical commentary designed for use by all readers, including those with no background in the classical world. With its glossary and indexes, this volume can stand alone as an independent tool of study.
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  39. Diogenes Laertius VII: On the Stoics.David E. Hahm - 1992 - In Wolfgang Haase (ed.), Philosophie, Wissenschaften, Technik. Philosophie. De Gruyter. pp. 4076-4182.
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  40. Diogenes Laertius VII: On the Stoics.David E. Hahm - 1992 - In Wolfgang Haase (ed.), Philosophie, Wissenschaften, Technik. Philosophie. De Gruyter. pp. 4404-4412.
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  41. The Lives of the Peripatetics: An Analysis of the Contents and Structure of Diogenes Laertius’ ‘Vitae Philosophorum’ Book 5.Michael G. Sollenberger - 1992 - In Wolfgang Haase (ed.), Philosophie, Wissenschaften, Technik. Philosophie. De Gruyter. pp. 3793-3879.
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  42. The Concept of ‘Phantasia’ From the Late Hellenistic Period to Early Neoplatonism.Gerard Watson - 1994 - In Wolfgang Haase (ed.), Philosophie, Wissenschaften, Technik. Philosophie. De Gruyter. pp. 4765-4811.
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  43. Galen: On Problematical Movements.Vivian Nutton (ed.) - 2011 - Cambridge University Press.
    In this forgotten treatise, preserved largely in medieval translations into Arabic and Latin, the greatest medical scientist of antiquity investigates the relationship between conscious and unconscious movements. He looks at the structure of the tongue and the oesophagus, and asks why mental perceptions can have physical effects on the body. Some of his questions still trouble modern scientists, although they would not accept most of his answers. The extensive Introduction and Commentary explain the medical background for non-medical specialists, and discuss (...)
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  44. Galen: On Antecedent Causes.R. J. Hankinson (ed.) - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book is a new edition of a short but fascinating treatise by Galen on causal theory. This text survives only in a Latin translation of the fourteenth century, and it is this which appears here. The volume also contains the first translation of the treatise into any modern language, and the first philosophical commentary thereon. The commentary ranges widely in Galen's voluminous œuvre, and compares his views with those of other ancient theorists. The introduction deals in detail with Galen's (...)
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  45. The Art of Ancient Greece: Sources and Documents.J. J. Pollitt - 1990 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book, a companion volume to Professor Pollitt's The Art of Rome: Sources and Documents, presents a comprehensive collection in translation of ancient literary evidence relating to Greek sculpture, painting, architecture, and the decorative arts. Its purpose is to make this important evidence available to students who are not specialists in the Classical languages or Classical archaeology. The author's translations of a wide selection of Greek and Latin texts are accompanied by an introduction, explanatory commentary, and a full bibliography. An (...)
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  46. Philo En Paulus.N. J. Hommes - 1937 - Philosophia Reformata 2 (4):193-223.
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  47. Philo En Paulus.N. J. Hommes - 1937 - Philosophia Reformata 2 (3):156-187.
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  48. Doing Philosophy? Faire de la Philo.Alan Montefiore - 2004 - Rue Descartes 45 (3):147.
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  49. ‘Stéphanitès kai Ichnélatès, traduction grecque du livre Kalīla wa-Dimna d'Ibn al-Muqaffa‘ . Étude lexicologique et littéraire.Dimitri Gutas - 2003 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 95 (1):155-157.
    Graeco-Arabic studies, or the study of the translations of classical Greek works into Arabic during the early ‘Abbāsid caliphate of the Arabs , is a field that is well known; it has been cultivated, with significant results for the study of medieval Islamic civilization, for more than a century and a half now. What is less well known is the opposite trend of translations from Arabic into Greek, which began after the Photian renaissance — as a direct result, I have (...)
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  50. Prison, Punishment and Penance in Late Antiquity by Julia Hillner.Daniel Washburn - 2016 - Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 109 (3):434-435.
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