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Introduction: The Old Academy to Cicero


Tarrant, H and Layne, DA and Baltzly, D and Renaud, F, Introduction: The Old Academy to Cicero, Brill's Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity, Koninklijke Brill NV, H Tarrant, DA Layne, D Baltzly, and F Renaud (ed), Netherlands, pp. 10-27. ISBN 978-90-04-27069-5 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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The first and fourth chapters in this section represent a period before the rise of the Hellenistic philosophies, when Plato’s heritage was still alive and well, and a time when Plato was once again becoming a central figure in philosophic thinking. In between we have essays on the reception of Plato by the Stoics and by the Academic Sceptics, who may still have been preserving glimmers of the school’s Platonic heritage, but whose arguments and influence are intimately bound up with their need to counter their Hellenistic, and principally Stoic, opponents.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Plato, ancient readers, philosopy
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:History and philosophy of specific fields
Research Field:History of philosophy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Baltzly, D (Professor Dirk Baltzly)
ID Code:122470
Year Published:2018 (online first 2017)
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-11-15
Last Modified:2020-01-03

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