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Long, A. A.

Overview
Works: 87 works in 515 publications in 11 languages and 12,928 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: B505, 188
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by A. A Long
Hellenistic philosophy; Stoics, Epicureans, Sceptics by A. A Long( Book )

38 editions published between 1974 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The purpose of this book is to trace the main developments in Greek philosophy during the period which runs from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. to the end of the Roman Republic (31 B.C.)."--Preface
The Cambridge companion to early Greek philosophy by A. A Long( Book )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Western tradition of philosophy began in Greece with a cluster of thinkers often called the Presocratics. All these thinkers are discussed in this volume both as individuals and collectively in chapters on specific topics
The Hellenistic philosophers by A. A Long( Book )

64 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume I presents the texts in new translations by the authors, accompanied by a philosophical and historical commentary
Epictetus : a Stoic and Socratic guide to life by A. A Long( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The philosophy of Epictetus, a freed slave in the Roman Empire, has been profoundly influential on Western thought: it offers not only stimulating ideas but practical guidance in living one's life. A.A. Long gives the definitive presentation of the thought of Epictetus for a broad readership. Long's translations of a selection of the best of Epictetus' discourses show that his ideas are as valuable and striking today as they were almost two thousand years ago. The translations are organized thematically within the framework of an authoritative introduction and commentary, which offer a way into this world for those new to it, and stimulating interpretations for those who already know it." "Epictetus is known as one of the great Stoic thinkers. But he took the life and conversation of Socrates as his educational model. His Socratic allegiance, scarcely examined before, is a major theme of this book. Long shows how Epictetus offered his students a way of life premised on the values of personal autonomy and integrity. More than a sermonizer, he engages his students in brilliantly challenging dialogue; Long offers the first accessible study of Epictetus' argumentative and rhetorical methods." "This is a book for anyone interested in what we can learn from ancient philosophy about how to live our lives."--Jacket
Problems in stoicism by A. A Long( Book )

27 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of papers discusses topics of central importance in Stoic philosophy. The authors are able to demonstrate, through their differing styles of approach & interpretation much of the coherence and some of the basic difficulties of Stoicism
The Question of "eclecticism" : studies in later Greek philosophy by John M Dillon( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Stoic studies by A. A Long( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses the Stoics' interpretation of their intellectual tradition, their ethics, and their psychology
Language and thought in Sophocles : a study of abstract nouns and poetic technique by A. A Long( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A free will : origins of the notion in ancient thought by Michael Frede( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where does the notion of free will come from? How and when did it develop, and what did that development involve? In Michael Frede's radically new account of the history of this idea, the notion of a free will emerged from powerful assumptions about the relation between divine providence, correctness of individual choice, and self-enslavement due to incorrect choice. Anchoring his discussion in Stoicism, Frede begins with Aristotle--who, he argues, had no notion of a free will--and ends with Augustine. Frede shows that Augustine, far from originating the idea (as is often claimed), derived most of his thinking about it from the Stoicism developed by Epictetus
From Epicurus to Epictetus : studies in Hellenistic and Roman philosophy by A. A Long( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Also includes information on Academics, the Academy, animal life, Aristotle, astronomy, belief, bodies, body, causation, cause, excellence of character, cosmology, desire, earth, ethics, fear, friendship, gods, goodness, happiness, horoscopes, identity, justice, knowledge, logos, matter, mind, nature, necessity, pain, passion, pleasure, reason, skepticism, self, signs, soul, sun, teleology, tranquility, truth, utilitarianism, virtue, wise man, wealth, Zeus, zodiac, etc
Greek models of mind and self by A. A Long( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lively book offers a wide-ranging study of Greek notions of mind and human selfhood from Homer through Plotinus. A.A. Long anchors his discussion in questions of recurrent and universal interest. What happens to us when we die? How is the mind or soul related to the body? Are we responsible for our own happiness? Can we achieve autonomy? Long asks when and how these questions emerged in ancient Greece, and shows that Greek thinkers' modeling of the mind gave us metaphors that we still live by, such as the rule of reason or enslavement to passion. He also interrogates the less familiar Greek notion of the intellect's divinity, and asks what that might mean for us. Because Plato's dialogues articulate these themes more sharply and influentially than works by any other Greek thinker, Plato receives the most sustained treatment in this account. But at the same time, Long asks whether Plato's explanation of the mind and human behavior is more convincing for modern readers than that contained in the older Homeric poems. Turning to later ancient philosophy, especially Stoicism, Long concludes with an exploration of Epictetus's injunction to live life by making correct use of one's mental impressions."--Publisher's description
Theophrastus of Eresus : on his life and work by William W Fortenbaugh( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from a Stoic : Epistulae morales ad Lucilium by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman statesman and philosopher Seneca (4 BCE-65 CE) recorded his moral philosophy and reflections on life as a highly original kind of correspondence. Letters on Ethics includes vivid descriptions of poetry and oratory, and philosophical training for Seneca's friend Lucilius. This volume, the first complete English translation in nearly a century, makes the Letters more accessible than ever before. Written as much for a general audience as for Lucilius, these engaging letters offer advice on how to deal with everything from nosy neighbors to sickness, pain, and death. Seneca uses the informal format of the letter to present the central ideas of Stoicism, for centuries the most influential philosophical system in the Mediterranean world. His lively and at times humorous expositions have made the Letters his most popular work and an enduring classic. Including an introduction and explanatory notes by Margaret Graver and A. A. Long, this authoritative edition will captivate a new generation of readers. -- from dust jacket
Die hellenistischen Philosophen : Texte und Kommentare by A. A Long( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in German and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hellenistic philosophers by A. A Long( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soul and body in stoicism : protocol of the thirty-sixth colloquy, 3 June 1979 by Center for Hermeneutical Studies in Hellenistic and Modern Culture( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La filosofía helenística : estoicos, epicúreos, escépticos by A. A Long( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les philosophes hellénistiques by A. A Long( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les philosophes hellénistiques by A. A Long( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les philosophes hellénistiques by A. A Long( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cambridge companion to early Greek philosophy
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The Cambridge companion to early Greek philosophyThe Hellenistic philosophersEpictetus : a Stoic and Socratic guide to lifeProblems in stoicismThe Question of "eclecticism" : studies in later Greek philosophyStoic studiesA free will : origins of the notion in ancient thoughtFrom Epicurus to Epictetus : studies in Hellenistic and Roman philosophyThe Hellenistic philosophers