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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 2004 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. 'Archytas: Author and Authenticator of Pythagoreanism'.Phillip Sidney Horky - forthcoming - In Constantinos Macris, Luc Brisson & Tiziano Dorandi (eds.), Pythagoras Redivivus: Studies on the Texts Attributed to Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans. 53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany:
    This paper critically examines the use of the name 'Pseudo-Archytas' to refer to two aspects of the reception of Archytas of Tarentum in antiquity: the 'author-inflection' and the 'authority-inflection'. In order to make progress on our understanding of authority and authorship within the Pythagorean tradition, it attempts to reconstruct Porphyry's views on the importance of Archytas as guarantor of Pythagorean authenticity in the former's lost work On the History of the Philosophers by considering a fragment preserved in Arabic by Ibn (...)
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  2. Review of Griffin, Politics and Philosophy at Rome. [REVIEW]Thornton Lockwood - 2020 - Classical Journal 3:02.
    This is a big book. Literally. Each of its almost 800 pages is 6.75” x 9.75” (rather than the somewhat more usual 5.75” x 8.75” sized page of an academic hardcover book), with words in a small font and short margins all-around. It would appear that the publisher used a number of production tricks to squeeze in as many words as possible. Which is understandable because Politics & Philosophy at Rome contains the collected papers (mostly published, but several unpublished) of (...)
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  3. Documenting Hellenistic Philosophy: Cicero as a Source and Philosopher.Thornton Lockwood - 2020 - In Kelly Arenson (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Hellenistic Philosophy. New York, NY, USA: pp. 46-57.
    Many of the philosophical treatises which Cicero wrote in the last years of his life quote, discuss, and debate the various doctrines and philosophical systems of the Hellenistic schools of philosophy. Although Cicero sometimes represents himself as only translating or reproducing Greek ideas for a Latin or Roman audience, his actual philosophical practice is much more subtle and varies from treatise to treatise. In some treatises, such as On the Nature of the Gods or Tusculan Disputations, Cicero incorporates the views (...)
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  4. Ancient Martyr Narratives - Rebillard Greek and Latin Narratives About the Ancient Martyrs. Pp. VIII + 403. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. Cased, £120, Us$180. Isbn: 978-0-19-8739579. [REVIEW]Thomas Tsartsidis - 2019 - The Classical Review 69 (1):84-85.
  5. Albert A. Bell Jr, Jr., James B. Allis: Resources in Ancient Philosophy: An Annotated Bibliography of Scholarship in English, 1965–1989. Pp. Xvii + 799. Metuchen, N.J./London: The Scarecrow Press/Shelwing, 1991. £59.65. [REVIEW]Jonathan Barnes - 1993 - The Classical Review 43 (1):189-189.
  6. The Socratics - Paul A. Vander Waerdt : The Socratic Movement. Pp. X+406. Ithaca, NY, London: Cornell University Press, 1994. £37.50. [REVIEW]Robin Waterfield - 1995 - The Classical Review 45 (2):281-282.
  7. J. Allen: Inference From Signs: Ancient Debates About the Nature of Evidence. Pp. Xi + 279. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2001. Cased, £30. ISBN: 0-19-825094-0. [REVIEW]Jonathan Barnes - 2002 - The Classical Review 52 (2):375-376.
  8. A Canadian View of the Second Sophistic? - T. Schmidt, P. Fleury Perceptions of the Second Sophistic and its Times. Pp. XX + 273. Toronto, Buffalo and London: University of Toronto Press, 2011. Cased, C$75. Isbn: 978-1-4426-4216-4. [REVIEW]Lawrence Kim - 2013 - The Classical Review 63 (1):88-90.
  9. The Culture of Late Antiquity - Brakke, Deliyannis, Watts Shifting Cultural Frontiers in Late Antiquity. Pp. XII + 286, Ills, Map. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, Vt: Ashgate, 2012. Cased, £65. Isbn: 978-1-4094-4149-6. [REVIEW]David Neal Greenwood - 2014 - The Classical Review 64 (1):258-260.
  10. The Wise Should Rule - Desmond Philosopher-Kings of Antiquity. Pp. X + 256. London and New York: Continuum, 2011. Cased, £19.99. Isbn: 978-0-8264-3475-3. [REVIEW]Sean Mcconnell - 2014 - The Classical Review 64 (1):66-68.
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  11. Philosophers and Poetry - Heath Ancient Philosophical Poetics. Pp. VIII + 195. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Paper, £18.99, Us$29.99 . Isbn: 978-0-521-16868-7. [REVIEW]Andrea Capra - 2014 - The Classical Review 64 (1):50-52.
  12. Review of Inwood, Ethics After Aristotle. [REVIEW]Thornton C. Lockwood - 2017 - Review of Metaphysics 70 (4):873-74.
    The revised and polished version of Inwood’s 2011 Carl Newell Jackson at Harvard University, Ethics after Aristotle surveys the ethical teachings of the original “neo-Aristotelians,” namely those self-identified (although not always named) members of the Peripatetic school from the time of Theophrastus (fl. 300 BCE) until that of Alexander of Aphrodisias (fl. 200 CE). An initial chapter surveys the sorts of problems in Aristotle’s ethical corpus which would generate subsequent debate amongst members of the Peripatetic school. Chapter Two examines the (...)
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  13. Pseudo-Plutarch Und Stobaios: Eine Synoptische Untersuchung by Heike Bottler. [REVIEW]Leonid Zhmud - 2017 - Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 110 (3):424-426.
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Arabic Literature. An Introduction.Nicholas Heer & H. A. R. Gibb - 1965 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 85 (4):574.
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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Philo En Paulus.N. J. Hommes - 1937 - Philosophia Reformata 2 (4):193-223.
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  26. Philo En Paulus.N. J. Hommes - 1937 - Philosophia Reformata 2 (3):156-187.
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  27. Doing Philosophy? Faire de la Philo.Alan Montefiore - 2004 - Rue Descartes 45 (3):147.
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  28. Le "Bel Inconnu" de Renaut de Beaujeu: Rite, Mythe Et Roman.Philippe Walter.Lori Walters - 1999 - Speculum 74 (4):1132-1137.
  29. L'istoire de tres vaillans princez monseigneur Jehan d'Avennes: Textes et perspectives.Danielle Quéruel.Michelle Szkilnik - 1999 - Speculum 74 (3):814-815.
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  30. Book Reviews: AntiquityGlen M. Cooper. Galen, De Diebus Decretoriis, From Greek Into Arabic: A Critical Edition, with Translation and Commentary, of Ḥunayn Ibn Isḥāq, Kitāb Ayyām Al-Buḥrān. Xx + 615 Pp., Apps., Bibl., Index. Surrey: Ashgate, 2011. $134.95. [REVIEW]Grigory Kessel - 2013 - Isis 104 (3):604-604.
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  31. Dialexis de Novae Et Prius Incognitae Stellae Inusitatae Magnitudinis & Splendidissimi Luminis Apparitione, & de Eiusdem Stellae Vero Loco constituendoThaddaeus Hagecius Ab Hayck Zdeněk HorskýThaumantias Liber de Arcu Coelesti Deque Colorum Apparentium Natura, Ortu Et causisJohannes Marcus Marci Jiří Marek.C. Doris Hellman - 1969 - Isis 60 (2):244-246.
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  32. A Code of Conduct: A Treatise on the Etiquette of the Fatimid Ismaili Mission: A Critical Edition of the Arabic Text and English Translation of Ahmad B. Ibr H M Al-Nays B R 's Al-Ris la Al-M Jaza Al-K Fiya F D B Al-du T Edited and Translated by Verena Klemm and Paul E. Walker.W. M. Amin - 2014 - Journal of Islamic Studies 25 (2):209-212.
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  33. Commentary on Sedley.Gail Fine - 1989 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 5 (1):384-398.
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  34. Late Antiquity.Peter Adamson - 2013 - Phronesis 58 (4):401-418.
  35. À Athènes la Philo Fait le Plein.Philippe Petit - 2015 - Cités 64 (4):165.
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  36. Przypisywanie Intencjonalności a Natura Ludzka.Damian Leszczyński - 2009 - Przeglad Filozoficzny - Nowa Seria 71.
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  37. Stephani Theupoli ... Academicarum Contemplationum Libri Decem: In Quibus, & Diuini Platonis Præipuæsententiæordinatim Explicantur, & Peripateticorum Aduersus Illum Calumniæquamplurimærefelluntur.Stephanus Theupolus - 1576
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  38. Phaidros and His Roman Pupils.A. E. Raubitschek - 1949
  39. Church Latin in Second Year Courses.M. Donald - 1951 - Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 45:145.
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  40. Archaic Greek Poetry: An Anthology by Barbara Hughes Fowler. [REVIEW]Walter Donlan - 1996 - Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 89:227-227.
  41. Design in the Catullan Corpus: A Preliminary Study.Helena Dettmer - 1988 - Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 81 (5):371.
  42. The Peripatetic Pedant: Why Be Moral.Harvey Williams - 1984 - Proceedings of the Heraclitean Society 9.
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  43. Al-'Amiri on the Afterlife: A Translation with Commentary of His "Al-Amad 'Ala Al-Abad".Everett Keith Rowson - 1982 - Dissertation, Yale University
    Abu al-Hasan al-)Amiri was an important Muslim philosopher from eastern Iran, who is of particular interest for his unique approach to the problem of reason and revelation. His al-Amad ala al-abad is an attempt to demonstrate that philosophy, properly understood, is not in conflict with the teachings of Islam, but rather supports and complements the religion. Taking up a specific theological issue, that of the Afterlife, )Amiri presents a series of Neoplantonic proofs for the immortality of the soul, and then (...)
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  44. Greek Wisdom Literature in Arabic Translation: A Study in the Literary Transmission of Popular Ethics.Dimitri Gutas - 1974 - Dissertation, Yale University
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  45. Disputationes Adversus Aslrologiam Divinatricem.G. Pico Della Mirandola - 1949 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 5 (4):449-450.
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  46. Philo Ophie Und Phänomenologische Forschung, Jahrbuch Für, 1922. [REVIEW]A. C. Ewing - 1923 - Mind 32:861.
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  47. A Comparative Translation Of The Arabic Kalīla Wa-Dimna, Chapter Vi.W. Norman Brown - 1922 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 42:215-250.
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  48. From Arabic Books and Manuscripts VII: Some Graeco-Arabica in Istanbul.Franz Rosenthal - 1961 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 81 (1):7-12.
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  49. Translation Techniques in Two Syro-Arabic Versions of Ruth by Per Å. Bengtsson.Wolfhart Heinrichs - 2008 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 128 (3):565-567.
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  50. From Arabic Books and Manuscripts XII: The Arabic Translation of Artemidorus.Franz Rosenthal - 1965 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 85 (2):139-144.
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