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chapter two AMOUSIA: LIVING WITHOUT THE MUSES* Stephen Halliwell 1. Introduction Without music life would be a mistake: ‘Ohne Musik wäre das Leben ein Irrthum’. So, famously, wrote Friedrich Nietzsche in the first section (‘Max- ims and Arrows’) of Twilight of the Idols.1 As always, Nietzsche had

In: Aesthetic Value in Classical Antiquity

concluded that ltJVX~ at this early period meant virtually "life", thus protecting early Greek epic from the possible accusation of fos- tering belief in a double which survives death and can therefore have an effect upon the world of the living. He saw cpp~v/cppEvEc;, 0uµ6c;, ~Top, K~p, and Kpa81ri as

In: A Study of Thumos in Early Greek Epic

living are out- weighed by the corresponding disadvantages.40 Seneca presents himself as readily resorting to such a process of calculation, in considering whether life continues to be worth living in the face of the physical and mental afflictions of old age (epist. 58.34f.). The term ratio, in the

In: Brill's Companion to Seneca

publicity, were not always positive and Panhellenic. Although not as politically significant as war or economics, athletics nonetheless formed a historical factor worthy of consideration in Greek political life. 1 At Athens gymnastic and equestrian competition was a visible, prestigious activity, and

In: Athletics in Ancient Athens

point of saying, as Aristotle does, that eudaimonia is self-sufficient, not in the sense that one living such a life does not need outside attachments, or in the sense that one lacks noth- ing one could want, but rather in the sense that eudaimonia requires having enough of what one needs for

In: Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy

bottom line, so the Parmenides suggests, is that what remains should allow, or enable, a life to be worth living. Parmenides states (135b5-c2) that one who does not grant that there are Forms will have nowhere to turn his thought and will thus altogether de- stroy the power of discourse ($ ). It has

In: Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy

Gerhard, above n. I, 140 ff. CALLIMACHUS AND OTHER HELLENISTIC IAMBI 67 choliambic poem like the first anonymous fragment, but it soon becomes clear that the situation which motivated Callimachus' poem is a homosexual relationship-a feature of the corrupt present which is castigated in the third

In: Callimachus' Iambi

badly with living a plea- sant or an unpleasant life also supplies Socrates with a starting point for arguing that - just like holiness, justice and temperance - courage too is a form of knowledge. After having endeavoured to identify courage and knowledge by way of a cumbrous proof, against the

In: Distant Companions

133 mm high in males (ll0 in females) 92 F.S. Bodenheimer (1935) Animal Life in Palestine (Jerusalem: 1935) 460. 9' T.E.Lawlor (1976) Handbook to the Orders and Families of Living Mam- mals (Eureka CA: 1976) 205. 94 Tomilin (1967) 466-515, 523, 574-92. 95 Coffey ( 1971). ESTABLISHING A CONCEPTUAL

In: Methods in the Mediterranean

’s advanced stage of life: he is at an age when poetry is no longer a suitable occupation. Poetry, as something entailing an element of play, ludus, is unsuited to the ‘seriousness’ of the station of life in which the poet finds himself. Poetry is no longer suited to the themes that are of concern to the

In: Brill's Companion to Horace