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Published: 13 January 2012

384 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199597239

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Plutarch Against Colotes

A Lesson in History of Philosophy

Eleni Kechagia

Oxford Classical Monographs

  • First monograph in English dedicated to a detailed study of an important and unique text that is a major resource for the history of ancient Greek philosophy.
  • Innovative contextual approach to Plutarch as a historian and teacher of philosophy.
  • Combines historical and analytical approachs and includes a structural analysis of Plutarch's argumentation.
  • Offers a substantial embedded study of the work of an early Epicurean philosopher, Colotes of Lampsacus, including a collection of testimonies for his (now lost) polemical book.
  • Multi-layered discussion of a number of ancient Greek philosophical theories in Plutarch's Colotes from the modern reader's perspective.

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