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Barrie Fleet

alios ) Inge, Armstrong, Taylor, Cornford, O’Meara and Bréhier, towards a more analytical and reductive theory-seeking approach, where homogeneity gives way to hierarchy. C. strikes a fair balance, with a clear Introduction giving an overall view of Plotinus’ philosophy before he turns to his main

Deepa Majumdar

Gandhi and the Stoics, Modern Experiments on Ancient Values (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2012), $37.72. Richard Sorabji’s Gandhi and the Stoics, Modern Experiments on Ancient Values is impressive in its restraint, objectivity, and balance of research with reasoning. Divided into 11

Claire Taylor

, and the use of exile as the punishment of choice maintained civic order. Self-regulation is key here: the careful balancing of individual interests in the context of a competitive political culture with an ideology of equality within an elite group was the central tension of all oligarchic regimes

Bruce MacLennan

throughout the corpus. All three species of health are influenced by Alcmaeon’s notion of isonomia : that health is rooted in balance and harmony. Ostenfeld traces a development in Plato’s thought, a growing awareness of the ineradicable and fundamentally irrational effect of the body. He notes that this is

Siobhán McElduff

Duties in particular, looking at the specific officia that Cicero saw as binding politicians, and by drawing on a range of forensic speeches and treatises. Chapter Three, ‘Rhetoric as a Balancing of Ends: Cicero and Machiavelli’ brings Cicero and Machiavelli’s political theorizing closer together

James Warren

very rarely offers any positive argument to provide the balance for the overall isostheneia his official method requires. Usually, it is said that this is because the various disciplines themselves provide those positive arguments and Sextus’ task is therefore exclusively to add weight to the other

Daniela Cammack

in the ancient world and today, comes not from the supposed ignorance or incompetence of ordinary people, or from a lack of ideal speech situations, or from inadequate constitutional checks and balances, but from elite capture of the political system. Our disagreements are much less significant than

Donka D Markus

the papers and the cohesiveness of the volume despite the fact that it is a collection of symposium papers. I must note, however, that the balance is heavily tipped to the Neoplatonists after Plotinus (six out of the thirteen papers) which is understandable, given the state of the evidence. Also, one

Nilufer Akcay

Hephaistos and the earth. 17 Elsewhere, Proclus details previous comments on Plato’s statement that the temperate balance of seasons (in Attica) creates wise men (τὴν δὲ εὐκρασίαν τῶν ὡρῶν τὴν τῶν φρονίµων οἰστικὴν, In Timaeus 162.11-12 Diehl, on Timaeus 24c5-7). Porphyry takes εὐρᾱσία as being good

Suzanne Stern-Gillet

when these two accounts are taken to balance one another can it become understandable that Plotinus’s ethical reflections could exert the powerful influence that they did on many of the thinkers who followed him, from Augustine to the author of The Cloud of Unknowing via Denys the Areopagite. I shall