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Introductory Readings in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, (Second Edition)

Introductory Readings in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, (Second Edition)

Edited by C. D. C. Reeve and Patrick Lee Miller; General Introduction by Lloyd P. Gerson

March 2015 - 536 pp.

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This concise anthology of primary sources designed for use in an ancient philosophy survey ranges from the Presocratics to Plato, Aristotle, the Hellenistic philosophers, and the Neoplatonists. The Second Edition features an amplified selection of Presocratic fragments in newly revised translations by Richard D. McKirahan. Also included is an expansion of the Hellenistic unit, featuring new selections from Lucretius and Sextus Empiricus as well as a new translation, by Peter J. Anderson, of most of Seneca’s De Providentia. The selections from Plotinus have also been expanded.

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This concise anthology of primary sources designed for use in an ancient philosophy survey ranges from the Presocratics to Plato, Aristotle, the Hellenistic philosophers, and the Neoplatonists.  

The Second Edition features an amplified selection of Presocratic fragments in newly revised translations by Richard D. McKirahan.

Also included is an expansion of the Hellenistic unit, featuring new selections from Lucretius and Sextus Empiricus as well as a new translation, by Peter J. Anderson, of most of Seneca’s De Providentia. The selections from Plotinus have also been expanded.

 

About the Authors:

C. D. C. Reeve is Delta Kappa Epsilon Distinguished Professor of Philosophy,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Patrick Lee Miller is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Duquesne University.

Lloyd P. Gerson is Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto.


 

Table of Contents:

General Introduction by Lloyd Gerson
Maps
Time Line
Acknowledgments and Note to the Reader


EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY:
[Translations by Richard D. McKirahan, Jr., unless otherwise noted in the anthology]

Milesian Monists: Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes
Three Iconoclasts: Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans, Xenophanes, Heraclitus
Eleatic Monism: Parmenides, Melissus, Zeno
Pluralists: Empedocles, Anaxagoras, The Atomists: Leucippus and Democritus
The Sophists: Protagoras, Gorgias, Dissoi Logoi (excerpts), Social Political Thought: Antiphon, Critias, Anonymus Iamblichi


PLATO:

Euthyphro [Trans. C.D.C. Reeve]
Apology [Trans. C.D.C. Reeve]
Crito [Trans. C.D.C. Reeve]
Protagoras (excerpts) [Trans. Stanley Lombardo and Karen Bell]
Meno [Trans. C.D.C. Reeve]
Phaedo [Trans. G.M.A. Grube]
Symposium (excerpts) [Trans. Alexander Nehamas and Paul Woodruff]
Republic (excerpts) [Trans. C.D.C. Reeve]
Parmenides (excerpts) [Trans. Mary Louise Gill and Paul Ryan]
Timaeus (excerpts) [Trans. Donald J. Zeyl]


ARISTOTLE:
[Translations by Terence Irwin and Gail Fine, unless otherwise noted in the anthology]

Categories 1–5
De Interpretatione 1–4, 7, 9
Topics 1.1–2, 5
Posterior Analytics 1.1–4; 2.19
Physics 1.1; 2
De Anima 2.1–4; 3.3–5, 10–11
Metaphysics 1; 4.1–3; 7.1–3; 12.6–9
Nicomachean Ethics 1.1–5, 7, 8, 9, 13; 2.1–6; 3.1–5; 5.1–2; 6.1–5, 7, 12; 7.1–3; 10.6–9 [Trans. Terence Irwin]
Politics 1.1–2; 3.6–9; 4.11–12; 7.1–3, 13, 15.


HELLENISTIC PHILOSOPHY:
[Translations by Brad Inwood and Lloyd P. Gerson]

Epicurus:
Letter to Herodotus
Letter to Menoeceus
The Principle Doctrines.  

Greek Stoics: Zeno, Cleanthes, and Chrysippus)
  Cleanthes: Hymn to Zeus

Pyrrho of Elis

 

ROMAN PHILOSOPHY:

Cicero [Trans. Brad Inwood and Lloyd P. Gerson]
Academica (excerpts)
On Fate (excerpts)
On the Nature of the Gods (excerpts)  

Lucretius: On the Nature of Things (excerpts) [Trans. Martin Ferguson Smith]

Seneca: On the Happy Life (excerpts) [Trans. Marcus Wilson]
Moral Letters to Lucilius (excerpts) [Trans. Marcus Wilson, Brad Inwood and Lloyd P. Gerson]
On Providence (excerpts) [Trans. Peter J. Anderson]

Epictetus: The Handbook [Trans. Nicholas P. White]

Marcus Aurelius: Meditations (excerpts) [Trans. G.M.A. Grube]

Sextus Empiricus: Outlines of Pyrrhonism and Against the Logicians (excerpts) [Trans. Sanford P. Etheridge]

 
NEOPLATONISM:

Plotinus: Enneads 1.6: On Beauty (complete), Enneads 5.1: The Three Primal Hypostases (excerpts) [Trans. Elmer O'Brien]

Proclus: Elements of Theology (excerpts) [Trans. John Dillon and Lloyd P. Gerson]