The 2011 Meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society
The 2010 Meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society
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Preparing the Session on Pity
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  • APS 2016 in Portland, Maine

    The 16th Annual Meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society will be held in Portland, Maine, hosted by Colby College April 28 through May 1, 2016. Register at:

  • APS 2016 Call for Papers

    Ancient Philosophy Society
    Sixteenth Annual Independent Meeting
    28 April-1 May, 2016 in Portland, Maine
    Co-sponsored by Colby College and the Ancient Philosophy Society

  • Nutrix-10 Apuleius and the Metamorphoses of Platonism

    Apuleius was a respected philosophus Platonicus in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Until the middle of last century, he attracted the attention of scholars as a so-called ‘Middle Platonist’ author. Then, with the rejection of the historical schema that he had been situated in (the so-called ‘school of Gaius’, which we will treat shortly), his ‘brother’ Alcinous was the object of studies and (even harsh) criticisms, while almost nothing more was written about Apuleius . . . Read More

  • neoplatonism Plotinus and Neoplatonism Call For Papers

    Call for Papers: The RIT Department of Philosophy invites papers that address any topic or thinker related to Plotinus and Neoplatonism in general. Of particular interest are papers addressing the influence of Neoplatonism on modern and contemporary thought as well as Neoplatonism’s influence on earlier thinkers or topics, the “practical” philosophy of Neoplatonism, and comparisons and contrasts with other traditions (such as Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism). Submission Deadline: August 1, 2016 Papers should be 3,500-4,000 . . . Read More

  • PHR_2 Grasp and dissent: Cicero and Epicurean Philosophy

    The present study centers on the distinctive characteristics of Cicero’s philosophical training; for the first time in a volume, the Roman philosopher’s relationship with Epicurean philosophy is accurately recreated. Not only does Cicero exhibit his lofty philosophical proficiency anchored in the Academic school, but he also proves an excellent authority in Epicurus’s proposed philosophy. At the conclusion of the research, Cicero will prove to be a fierce opponent of Epicureanism – an intelligent adversary, capable . . . Read More

  • 97801993248351 Clitophon’s Challenge: Dialectic in Plato’s Meno, Phaedo, and Republic

    Hugh H. Benson explores Plato’s answer to Clitophon’s challenge, the question of how one can acquire the knowledge Socrates argues is essential to human flourishing-knowledge we all seem to lack. Plato suggests two methods by which this knowledge may be gained: the first is learning from those who already have the knowledge one seeks, and the second is discovering the knowledge one seeks on one’s own. The book begins with a brief look at some . . . Read More

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