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A ‘Democratic Turn’ at the Ashmolean Museum

Susan Walker.

in Classics in the Modern World

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Philosophy; Classical Literature. 4259 words.

The redevelopment of the Ashmolean Museum in the University of Oxford, UK, opened in 2009, has vastly increased the numbers and social range of the museum’s visitors. In this chapter the...

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“A Pure World of Signs”: Language and Empire

Daniel S. Richter.

in Cosmopolis

March 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Philosophy. 21008 words.

This chapter examines how early imperial intellectuals thought about Atticism and how the early imperial elite used language and in particular literary Atticism to create a model of the...

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The Academic Denial of the Possibility of Knowledge

Blake D. Dutton.

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism

February 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Philosophy. 9067 words.

This chapter examines Augustine of Hippo's efforts to vindicate the possibility of knowledge as he sought to discredit Academic skepticism. It first considers the debate that took place...

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The Academic Skeptics

Lloyd P. Gerson.

in From Plato to Platonism

November 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Philosophy. 8886 words.

This chapter explores the Platonic and Skeptic convictions on knowledge. Aristotle's testimony strongly suggests that Plato was, for virtually his entire career, wedded to the view that...

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The Academy

Harold Tarrant.

in Classics

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Classical History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 12664 words.

The term “Academy,” even in the context of the ancient world, could mean a number of different things. The most general meaning applies to the gymnasium of Hecademus at Athens (originally...

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Academy

D. Sedley.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Philosophy. 328 words.

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The Acropolis of Athens

Nancy Klein.

in Classics

P ublished online June 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Classical History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 16245 words.

The Acropolis (Akropolis) of Athens has played an important role in the history of the city from prehistory to the present day. It is both a physical location, standing on a rocky outcrop...

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The Acropolis of Athens

Nancy Klein.

in Classics

P ublished online June 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Classical History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 16245 words.

The Acropolis (Akropolis) of Athens has played an important role in the history of the city from prehistory to the present day. It is both a physical location, standing on a rocky outcrop...

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The Advent of Pluralism

Lauren J. Apfel.

April 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Classical Philosophy. 400 pages.

This book is concerned with the relationship between a modern philosophical idea and an ancient historical moment. It explores how the notion of pluralism, made famous by Isaiah Berlin, may...

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Aeneas and Zacharias on Creation and Eternity

Michael W. Champion.

in Explaining the Cosmos

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Philosophy. 23613 words.

The chapter analyses the philosophical/theological dialogues of Aeneas and Zacharias. They ridicule Neoplatonic ideas and show knowledge of contemporary Neoplatonic debates, for example,...

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