noble life, propagated primarily within philosophical circles, might serve to inform our auditor’s understanding of Herakles’ exit from mortal life. Livinga noble life and then dying a noble death entailed that one ‘bears pain, insult, and death with serenity’. 51 This also entailed recognizing a sign
, ed. Lisa Colletta (Madison: Fairleigh Dickson University Press, 2015): 1–20.
7 Anthony M. Clark, Pompeo Batoni: A Complete Catalogue of his Works with an Introductory Text , ed. Edgar Peters Bowron (Oxford: Phaidon Press, 1985), 17. From 1759, Batoni was living in a large house at 25 Via Bocca di
Prolegomena ’s reception of Plato, the final section of this study culminates in a detailed analysis of the author’s hermeneutical strategies, beginning with its endorsement of the Iamblichean curriculum in divergence from other established reading orders, e.g. chronologies from the life of Socrates or
agenda, the young professor came under the influence of Martin Luther and was to play a central role in the unfolding of the Reformation for the next forty-two years of his life. In these early Sturm und Drang years of the Reformation, Melanchthon fully accepted Luther’s rejection of most of
philosophic practitioners. Ethics mattered; the example of Plato’s life mattered; and Plato’s voice (captured in the song of the swan at the outset of the de Platone ) also mattered. Therefore Apuleius’ voice also mattered. O’Brien here tackles the Didaskalikos of Alcinous, a text that has become, somewhat
Arcesilaus in exactly this respect. The decision not to write while livinga philosophical life within the Academy, and the repetition of that decision by Carneades over a century later, is the fundamental reason for our dependence on secondary sources for the Hellenistic Academy. A comprehensive study of
is to collect the works of the ancients for the library of my monastery.
I know, however, that my decision to erect a written monument to the minds of the living will displease some. For they will think I have done so not for the utility of posterity but as a vain praise of the human
a door open to an entirely different profession. The first occasion to test that confidence arose in the early months of 1515, half a year after the poet’s return to Erfurt. The hoped-for lectorship at the university had failed to materialize. Newly married but still unemployed, still living in his
remarkable emperor, for the Temple Mount remains to this day one of the most contested spots on earth. If the Temple had been rebuilt, its cult restored, and if Jews had returned to Jerusalem in strength sufficient to make them a major third player in the life of the Holy Land, then the long and tumultuous
in aliving being superior to mortal nature. To their administration the whole sublunar and terrestrial sphere has been assigned” (15.171.15–20). While we now know that the Epinomis probably originated with Plato’s literary secretary, Philip of Opus, clearly Alcinous was not aware of this, and