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    The structured self in Hellenistic and Roman thought.Christopher Gill - 2006 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Christopher Gill offers a new analysis of what is innovative in Hellenistic--especially Stoic and Epicurean--philosophical thinking about selfhood and personality. His wide-ranging discussion of Stoic and Epicurean ideas is illustrated by a more detailed examination of the Stoic theory of the passions and a new account of the history of this theory. His study also tackles issues about the historical study of selfhood and the relationship between philosophy and literature, especially the presentation of the collapse of character in Plutrarch's Lives, (...)
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  2. Personality in Greek Epic, Tragedy, and Philosophy: The Self in Dialogue.Christopher Gill - 1996 - Clarendon Press.
    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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  3. Plato and the Education of Character.Christopher Gill - 1985 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 67 (1):1-26.
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    Did Chrysippus understand Medea?Christopher Gill - 1983 - Phronesis 28 (2):136-149.
  5. Form and Argument in Late Plato.Christopher Gill & Mary Margaret McCabe (eds.) - 1996 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Why did Plato put his philosophical arguments into dialogues, rather than presenting them in a plain and readily understandable fashion? A group of distinguished scholars here offer answers to this question by studying the relation between form and argument in his late dialogues. These penetrating studies show that the literary structure of the dialogues is of vital importance in the ongoing interpretation of Plato.
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  6. Personhood and personality: the four-personae theory in Cicero, De Officiis I.Christopher Gill - 1988 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 6:169-99.
  7. The Person and the human mind: issues in ancient and modern philosophy.Christopher Gill (ed.) - 1990 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    This collection of essays explores analogous issues in classical and modern philosophy that relate to the concepts of person and human being. A primary focus is whether there are such analogous issues, and whether we can find in ancient philosophy a notion that is comparable to "person" as understood in modern philosophy. Essays on modern philosophy reappraise the validity of the notion of person, while essays on classical philosophy take up the related questions of what being "human" entails in ancient (...)
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    The Question of Character-Development: Plutarch and Tacitus.Christopher Gill - 1983 - Classical Quarterly 33 (02):469-.
    It is often claimed that in the ancient world character was believed to be something fixed, given at birth and immutable during life. This belief is said to underlie the portrayal of individuals in ancient historiography and biography, particularly in the early Roman Empire; and tc constitute the chief point of difference in psychological assumptions between ancient and modern biography. In this article, I wish to examine the truth of these claims, with particular reference to Plutarch and Tacitus.
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  9. Afterword: Dialectic and the dialogue form in late Plato.Christopher Gill - 1996 - In Christopher Gill & Mary Margaret McCabe (eds.), Form and Argument in Late Plato. Oxford University Press. pp. 283--311.
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    Ancient psychotherapy.Christopher Gill - 1985 - Journal of the History of Ideas 46 (3):307.
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    Plato and Politics: The Critias and the Politicus.Christopher Gill - 1979 - Phronesis 24 (2):148-167.
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    The Death of Socrates.Christopher Gill - 1973 - Classical Quarterly 23 (3):25-28.
    The scene at the end of the Phaedo, in which Plato describes how Socrates dies by poisoning from hemlock, is moving and impressive. It gives us the sense of witnessing directly an actual event, accurately and vividly described, the death of the historical Socrates. There are, however, certain curious features in the scene, and in the effects of the hemlock on Socrates, as Plato presents them. In the Phaedo hemlock has only one primary effect: it produces first heaviness and then (...)
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    The Death of Socrates.Christopher Gill - 1973 - Classical Quarterly 23 (01):25-.
    The scene at the end of the Phaedo, in which Plato describes how Socrates dies by poisoning from hemlock, is moving and impressive. It gives us the sense of witnessing directly an actual event, accurately and vividly described, the death of the historical Socrates. There are, however, certain curious features in the scene, and in the effects of the hemlock on Socrates, as Plato presents them. In the Phaedo hemlock has only one primary effect: it produces first heaviness and then (...)
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    Reciprocity in Ancient Greece.Christopher Gill, Norman Postlethwaite & Richard Seaford - 1998 - Clarendon Press.
    Reciprocity has been seen as an important notion for anthropologists studying economic and social relations, and this volume examines it in connection with Greek culture from Homer to the Hellenistic period.
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  15. The school in the Roman Imperial period.Christopher Gill - 2003 - In Brad Inwood (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics. Cambridge University Press. pp. 33--58.
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    Marcus Aurelius: Meditations, Books 1-6.Christopher Gill (ed.) - 2013 - Oxford University Press.
    Christopher Gill provides a new translation and commentary on the first half of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, and a full introduction to this unique and remarkable work: a reflective diary or notebook by a Roman emperor, whose content is based on Stoic philosophy but presented in a highly distinctive way.
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  17. Is there a concept of person in greek philosophy?Christopher Gill - 1991 - In S. Everson (ed.), Psychology (Companions to Ancient Thought: 2). New York: Cambridge University Press.
     
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    The Question of Character-Development: Plutarch and Tacitus.Christopher Gill - 1983 - Classical Quarterly 33 (2):469-487.
    It is often claimed that in the ancient world character was believed to be something fixed, given at birth and immutable during life. This belief is said to underlie the portrayal of individuals in ancient historiography and biography, particularly in the early Roman Empire; and tc constitute the chief point of difference in psychological assumptions between ancient and modern biography. In this article, I wish to examine the truth of these claims, with particular reference to Plutarch and Tacitus.
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    Galen and the Stoics: Mortal Enemies or Blood Brothers?Christopher Gill - 2007 - Phronesis 52 (1):88-120.
    Galen is well known as a critic of Stoicism, mainly for his massive attack on Stoic (or at least, Chrysippean) psychology in "On the Doctrines of Hippocrates and Plato" (PHP) 2-5. Galen attacks both Chrysippus' location of the ruling part of the psyche in the heart and his unified or monistic picture of human psychology. However, if we consider Galen's thought more broadly, this has a good deal in common with Stoicism, including a (largely) physicalist conception of psychology and a (...)
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    Hermeneutic philosophy and Plato: Gadamer's response to the Philebus.Christopher Gill & François Renaud (eds.) - 2010 - Sankt Augustin: Academia.
    This volume of new essays by an international group of scholars examines the response of Hans-Georg Gadamer to Plato, especially to the Philebus. The book studies Gadamer's interpretative approach to the dialogues and unwritten doctrines of Plato. It also shows how, for Gadamer, reading Plato was intimately interconnected with formulating his own philosophical views. The volume also brings out how Gadamer influenced Donald Davidson in his reading of Plato and his philosophical thought. The volume thus explores a fascinating case-study of (...)
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  21. Naturalistic psychology in Galen and stoicism.Christopher Gill - 2010 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    This is a study of the psychological ideas of Galen (AD 129-c.210, the most important medical writer in antiquity) and Stoicism (a major philosophical theory in ...
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  22. Stoicism and Epicureanism.Christopher Gill - 2009 - In Peter Goldie (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Emotion. Oxford University Press.
     
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  23. Rethinking constitutionalism in Statesman 291-303.Christopher Gill - 1995 - In C. J. Rowe (ed.), Reading the Statesman: Proceedings of the Iii Symposium Platonicum. Academia Verlag.
     
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    The Platonic Art of Philosophy.George Boys-Stones, Dimitri El Murr & Christopher Gill (eds.) - 2013 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    This is a collection of essays written by leading experts in honour of Christopher Rowe, and inspired by his groundbreaking work in the exegesis of Plato. The authors represent scholarly traditions which are sometimes very different in their approaches and interests, and so rarely brought into dialogue with each other. This volume, by contrast, aims to explore synergies between them. Key topics include: the literary unity of Plato's works; the presence and role of his contemporaries in his dialogues; the function (...)
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    Ethical Reflection and the Shaping of Character: Plato's Republic and Stoicism.Christopher Gill - 1996 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 12 (1):193-225.
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    Galen and the Stoics: What each could learn from the other about embodied psychology.Christopher Gill - 2009 - In Dorothea Frede & Burkhard Reis (eds.), Body and Soul in Ancient Philosophy. De Gruyter. pp. 409-424.
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  27. The human being as an ethical Norm.Christopher Gill - 1990 - In The Person and the Human Mind: Issues in Ancient and Modern Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
     
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    The Ēthos/Pathos Distinction in Rhetorical And Literary Criticism.Christopher Gill - 1984 - Classical Quarterly 34 (01):149-.
    Jasper Griffin, in his recent book on Homer, has suggested that modern critics would do well to pay more attention to the localized insights and the general critical framework of the ancient Greek commentators. In a previous article, ‘Homeric Pathos and Objectivity’, he claimed to show, by careful study of those passages in which the scholiasts found λεος, οκτος or πάθος, that ‘the ancient scholars were right to regard pathos as one of the most important elements in the Iliad’. also (...)
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    The Ēthos/Pathos Distinction in Rhetorical And Literary Criticism.Christopher Gill - 1984 - Classical Quarterly 34 (1):149-166.
    Jasper Griffin, in his recent book on Homer, has suggested that modern critics would do well to pay more attention to the localized insights and the general critical framework of the ancient Greek commentators. In a previous article, ‘Homeric Pathos and Objectivity’, he claimed to show, by careful study of those passages in which the scholiasts found λεος, οκτος or πάθος, that ‘the ancient scholars were right to regard pathos as one of the most important elements in the Iliad’. also (...)
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  30. Were Neanderthals Rational? A Stoic Approach.Kai Whiting, Leonidas Konstantakos, Gregory Sadler & Christopher Gill - 2018 - Humanities 7 (39).
    This paper adopts the philosophical approach of Stoicism as the basis for re-examining the cognitive and ethical relationship between Homo sapiens and Neanderthals. Stoicism sets out a clear criterion for the special moral status of human beings, namely rationality. We explore to what extent Neanderthals were sufficiently rational to be considered “human”. Recent findings in the fields of palaeoanthropology and palaeogenetics show that Neanderthals possessed high-level cognitive abilities and produced viable offspring with anatomically modern humans. Our discussion offers insights for (...)
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    The ancient self: Issues and approaches.Christopher Gill - 2008 - In Pauliina Remes & Juha Sihvola (eds.), Ancient Philosophy of the Self. Springer. pp. 35--56.
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  32. Plato's Atlantis Story and the Birth of Fiction.Christopher Gill - 1979 - Philosophy and Literature 3 (1):64-78.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Christopher Gill PLATO'S ATLANTIS STORY AND THE BIRTH OF FICTION There is a sense in which Plato's Atlantis story is the earliest example of narrative fiction in Greek literature; which is also to say it is the earliest example in Western literature. This may seem a surprising claim. Plato's story is introduced in the Timaeus as the record of a factual event and as one which is "absolutely true." (...)
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  33. The Body’s Fault? Plato’s Timaeus on Psychic Illnesses.Christopher Gill - 2000 - In Reason and Necessity: Essays on Plato’s Timaeus. London: Duckworth and the Classical Press of Wales.. pp. 59-84.
  34. Seneca and selfhood : integration and disintegration.Christopher Gill - 2009 - In Shadi Bartsch & David Wray (eds.), Seneca and the Self. Cambridge University Press.
  35. Psychology.Christopher Gill - 2009 - In James Warren (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Epicureanism. Cambridge University Press.
     
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    Virtue, norms, and objectivity: issues in ancient and modern ethics.Christopher Gill (ed.) - 2005 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    For much of the twentieth century it was common to contrast the characteristic forms and preoccupations of modern ethical theory with those of the ancient world. However, the last few decades have seen a growing recognition that contemporary moral philosophy now has much in common with its ancient incarnation, in areas as diverse as virtue ethics and ethical epistemology. Christopher Gill has assembled an international team to conduct a fascinating exploration of the relationship between the two fields, exploring key issues (...)
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  37. Antiochus’ theory of oikeiôsis.Christopher Gill - 2015 - In Julia Annas & Gábor Betegh (eds.), Cicero's de Finibus: Philosophical Approaches. Cambridge University Press.
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    Greek Thought.Christopher Gill - 1995 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Four related themes in Greek thought are examined in this book: (1) personality and self, (2) ethics and values (3) individuals and communities, and (4) the idea of nature as a moral norm. Although the focus is on Greek philosophy (the Presocratics, Plato, Aristotle, and the Hellenistic period), links between philosophy and literature or the wider culture are also explored. The book combines a survey of recent scholarship on these topics with the author's own interpretations. It can be used by (...)
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  39. Marcus aurelius'meditations: How stoic and how platonic?'.Christopher Gill - 2007 - In Mauro Bonazzi & Christoph Helmig (eds.), Platonic Stoicism, Stoic Platonism: The Dialogue Between Platonism and Stoicism in Antiquity. Leuven University Press. pp. 39--189.
     
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    Human Beings.Christopher Gill - 1992 - Philosophical Quarterly 42 (169):502-504.
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    Mind And Madness In Greek Tragedy.Christopher Gill - 1996 - Apeiron 29 (3):249 - 267.
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    Peace of Mind and Being Yourself: Panaetius to Plutarch.Christopher Gill - 1987 - In Wolfgang Haase (ed.), Philosophie, Wissenschaften, Technik. Philosophie. De Gruyter. pp. 4599-4640.
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    Stoicism and Modern Virtue Ethics.Christopher Gill - 2021 - In Christoph Halbig & Felix Timmermann (eds.), Handbuch Tugend Und Tugendethik. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 165-176.
    This chapter discusses distinctive features of Stoic ethical thought and their potential contribution to modern moral theory, especially virtue ethics. These features include Stoic ideas on the virtue-happiness relationship, theory of value, ethics and nature, ethical development and relationships to other people. The main claim is that, on these topics, Stoicism can contribute to modern virtue ethics more effectively than Aristotle, despite Aristotle’s well-known role as a stimulus for modern virtue ethics.
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    Cynicism and stoicism.Christopher Gill - 2013 - In Roger Crisp (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics. Oxford University Press.
    This chapter discusses the ethical theories of Cynics and Stoics. Cynicism traces its origins to Diogenes of Sinope, the most colourful and outrageous of all such founders of philosophical movements. The core Cynic doctrines articulate the principles embodied in Diogenes' way of life. The central theme is that of following nature, understood as leading a life of extreme primitiveness or self-chosen bestiality. Stoicism offers an alternative to Aristotle, who has been the main Classical source of inspiration for those evolving modern (...)
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    The Platonic Dialogue.Christopher Gill - 2012 - In Mary Louise Gill & Pierre Pellegrin (eds.), A Companion to Ancient Philosophy. Chichester, UK: Wiley. pp. 136–150.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction Styles of Reading and Conceptions of Philosophy The Dialogue Form and Periodization A Maieutic Response to the Question of Periodization Bibliography.
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    Stoic Ethical Theory: How Much Is Enough?Christopher Gill - 2022 - Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 9 (1):31-49.
    How much theory is enough for a complete account of ancient Stoic ethics and for modern life-guidance? Stoic ethics was presented either purely in its own terms or combined with the idea of human or universal nature. Although the combination of ethical theory with human and universal nature provides the most complete account, each of these modes of presentation was regarded as valid and can provide modern life-guidance.
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    The Passions in Roman Thought and Literature.Susanna Morton Braund & Christopher Gill - 1997 - Cambridge University Press.
    Essays by an international team of scholars in Latin literature and ancient philosophy explore the understanding of emotions (or 'passions') in Roman thought and literature. Building on work on Hellenistic theories of emotion and on philosophy as therapy, they look closely at the interface between ancient philosophy (especially Stoic and Epicurean), rhetorical theory, conventional Roman thinking and literary portrayal. There are searching studies of the emotional thought-world of a range of writers including Catullus, Cicero, Virgil, Seneca, Statius, Tacitus and Juvenal. (...)
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    Individual and Conflict in Greek Ethics (review).Christopher Gill - 2003 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 41 (4):554-555.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Journal of the History of Philosophy 41.4 (2003) 554-555 [Access article in PDF] Nicholas White. Individual and Conflict in Greek Ethics.New York: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press, 2002. Pp. xv + 369. Cloth, $55.00. This is a thoughtful book on an interesting subject by a well-known scholar of ancient ethical philosophy. However, the organization and mode of exposition is, in some ways, rather odd; and this rather muffles the (...)
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    Recent Work In Greek Ethics.Christopher Gill - 1998 - Philosophical Books 39 (1):1-9.
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  50. Tragedy and the tragic.Personauty in Greek Epic, Christopher Gill, Debra Hershkowitz & Herbert Hoffmann - 1998 - American Journal of Philology 119:309.
     
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