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Gill, Christopher 1946-

Works: 58 works in 398 publications in 5 languages and 10,444 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Academic theses  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Honoree, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, win
Classifications: B385.A5, 184
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Most widely held works by Christopher Gill
Virtue, norms, and objectivity : issues in ancient and modern ethics by Christopher Gill( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtue, Norms, and Objectivity will therefore be as interesting and relevant to modern moral philosophers as it will be to specialists in ancient thought."--Jacket
Galen and the world of knowledge by Christopher Gill( )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of new essays is based on a conference with the same title held at the University of Exeter in 2005. All those speaking on that occasion have written chapters in this volume, along with Riccardo Chiaradonna whose chapter has been specially prepared for the volume. The aim of this volume, like the conference on which it is based, is to contribute to the upsurge of new research on Galen by focusing on a topic that bridges the interests of specialists in ancient medical history and Classicists and philosophers more generally. The conference also represents the convergence of two current focuses of research in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at Exeter, on ancient medicine especially Galen and on Hellenistic and Imperial Greek culture more generally"--
Lies and fiction in the ancient world( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where the boundary lies between falsehood and fiction, between an actual untruth and an admitted invention, has set off many debates in intellectual circles. In classical studies, this issue has gained prominence through the upsurge of interest in the ancient novel and through recent work on the rhetorical character of ancient historiography. This pathfinding collection of essays charts the borderland between falsehood and fiction in the ancient world, especially by considering how far "lying" was distinguished from "fiction" at different periods and in different genres. The areas covered are early Greek poetry (E.L. Bowie), Plato (Christopher Gill), Greek and Roman historiography (J.L. Moles and T.P. Wiseman), and the Greek and Roman novel (J.R. Morgan and Andrew Laird). Michael Wood and D.C. Feeney discuss the literary critical questions involved and draw connections with contemporary debate. All Greek and Latin passages are translated into English, and the collection is designed to be accessible to students of literature and history generally, as well as to Classicists
Collected ancient Greek novels by Bryan P Reardon( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prose fiction, although not always associated with classical antiquity, did in fact flourish in the early Roman Empire, not only in realistic Latin novels but also and indeed principally in the Greek ideal romance of love and adventure to which they are related. Popular in the Renaissance, these stories have been less familiar in later centuries. Translations of the Greek stories were not readily available in English before B.P. Reardon's excellent volume. Nine complete stories are included here as well as ten others, encompassing the whole range of classical themes: ideal romance, travel adventure, historical fiction, and comic parody. A new foreword by J.R. Morgan examines the enormous impact this groundbreaking collection has had on our understanding of classical thought and our concept of the novel
The structured self in Hellenistic and Roman thought by Christopher Gill( Book )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christopher Gill explores the complex relationship between Stoic and Epicurean thinking and earlier Greek thought about personality, including the selective adoption and rejection of fourth-century ideas. His general analysis of Hellenistic thinking about personality is illustrated by a detailed study of the Stoic theory of the passions and a new account of its relationship to Platonic thought."--Jacket
Greek thought by Christopher Gill( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personality in Greek epic, tragedy, and philosophy : the self in dialogue by Christopher Gill( Book )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a major study of conceptions of selfhood and personality in Homer, Greek tragedy, and philosophy. The focus is on norms of personality in Greek psychology and ethics. The key thesis is that, to understand Greek thinking of this type, we need to counteract the subjective and individualistic aspects of our own thinking about the self. The book defines an 'objective-participant' conception of personality, symbolized by the idea of the person as an interlocutor in a series of types of psychological and ethical dialogue." "The book is shaped as a response to recent work in the philosophy of mind, ethics, and personhood, as well as in classical scholarship. Clear and non-technical, with all Greek translated, the book brings out the continuing importance of ancient Greek thinking for contemporary study of ideas of personality and selfhood."--Jacket
Symposium by Plato( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the most powerful and moving of Plato's dialogues, the Symposium is one of the greatest literary works on the nature of love in Western thought." "During a lively dinner party, a series of speakers offer their views on eros or desire. They see love as a response to beauty, a cosmic force, a motive for social action and a means of ethical education. Through jokes and flirtation they reveal their attitudes to love and personal relationships. Aristophanes, the comic poet, tells a haunting myth about our long-lost unity as couples; since then, each of us has been looking for our 'other half'. Socrates radically rethinks the nature of love, and delivers a massive challenge to ancient - and modern - romanticism. Finally, the glamorous Alcibiades appears, drunk and supported by a courtesan, to tell us why he tried to seduce Socrates - and why he failed." "Full of drama, humour and sharply drawn characters, the Symposium offers profound insights into gender roles, sex in society and the value of sublimating our basic instincts."-- Back cover
Form and argument in late Plato by Christopher Gill( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers both a series of first-class essays on major late Platonic dialogues and a discussion which has important implications for the study of philosophical method and the relation between philosophy and literature. It shows that the literary form and modes of dialectic of the late dialogues are richly rewarding to study, and that doing so is of deep importance for Plato's philosophical project
The Person and the human mind : issues in ancient and modern philosophy by Christopher Gill( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays aims to explore analogous issues in classical and modern philosophy relating to the concepts of person and human being. A key question for the collection is whether there are such analogous issues, and whether we can find in ancient philosophy a notion which is comparable to 'person', as this figures in modern philosophy. This question is approached, on the modern side, by essays which reappraise the validity of the notion of person, and which ask whether this notion can be distinguished from our conception of what is essential to our existence as human beings. The es
The passions in Roman thought and literature( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by an international team of scholars in Latin literature and ancient philosophy explore the understanding of emotions (or 'passions') in Roman thought and literature. Building on work on Hellenistic theories of emotion and on philosophy as therapy, they look closely at the interface between ancient philosophy (especially Stoic and Epicurean), rhetorical theory, conventional Roman thinking and literary portrayal. There are searching studies of the emotional thought-world of a range of writers including Catullus, Cicero, Virgil, Seneca, Statius, Tacitus and Juvenal. Issues of debate such as the ethical colour of Aeneas's angry killing of Turnus at the end of the Aeneid are placed in a broad and illuminating perspective. Written in clear and non-technical language, with Greek and Latin translated, the volume opens up a fascinating area on the borders of philosophy and literature
Reciprocity in ancient Greece by Christopher Gill( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reciprocity has been seen as an important notion for anthropologists studying economic and social relations, and this volume examines it in connection with Greek culture from Homer to the Hellenistic period
Myth, history and culture in republican Rome : studies in honour of T.P. Wiseman( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and French and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of essays, an international team of scholars engage with the ideas and methods of Professor Peter Wiseman's past and present work. They provide a sustained response to the work of one of the most widely respected Roman historians of this generation. The contributions range over myth (Corialanus and Remus), the interplay between historiography, literature and myth-making (on Cleopatra, for instance), and art and story-telling at Boscoreale. They explore Roman drama (Pacuvius) and links between drama and Virgil's Aeneid; they discuss Catullus in Bithynia and Cicero on Greek and Roman culture. Professor Wiseman has been at the forefront of innovative research in Roman history, historiography, literature in context, drama and myth, for many years. His work is marked by the combination of a powerful historical imagination with an acute sense of the limitations of our knowledge and of the need to negotiate with the complexity of our sources. [publisher]
Selfhood and the soul : essays on ancient thought and literature in honour of Christopher Gill( )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selfhood and the Soul' is a collection of new and original essays in honour of Christopher Gill, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Thought at the University of Exeter. All of the essays in the volume contribute to a shared project - the exploration of ancient concepts of self and soul, understood in a broad sense - and, as in the work of the honorand himself, they are distinguished by a diversity of approach and subject matter, ranging widely across disciplinary boundaries to cover ancient philosophy, psychology, medical writing, and literary criticism. They can be read separately or together, taking the reader on a journey through topics and themes as varied as money, love, hope, pleasure, rage, free will, metempsychosis, Roman imperialism, cookery, and the Underworld, yet all committed to examining central issues about the experience of being a person and the question of how best to live
Naturalistic psychology in Galen and stoicism by Christopher Gill( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the psychological ideas of Galen (AD 129-c.210, the most important medical writer in antiquity) and Stoicism (a major philosophical theory in the Hellenistic and Roman periods), which Galen discussed extensively. Christopher Gill argues that the two theories are complementary, and still of value to the modern reader
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Gill provides a new translation and commentary on the first half of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, and a full introduction to the Meditations as a whole. The Meditations constitute a unique and remarkable work, a reflective diary or notebook by a Roman emperor, that is based on Stoic philosophy but presented in a highly distinctive way. Gill focuses on the philosophical content of the work, especially the question of how far it is consistentwith Stoic theory as we know this from other sources. He argues that the Meditations are largely consistent with Stoic theory--more than has bee
The discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yet the stress on endurance, self--restraint and power of the will to withstand calamity can often seem coldhearted. It is Epictetus, a lame former slave exiled by the Emperor Domitian, who offers by far the most positive and humane version of stoic ideals. The Discourses, assembled by his pupil Arrian, catch him in action, publicly setting out his views on ethical dilemmas. -- Amazon
Plato's Atlantis story : text, translation and commentary by Plato( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book aims to bring together all the evidence relevant for understanding Plato's Atlantis Story, providing the Greek text of the relevant Platonic texts (the start of Plato's Timaeus and the incomplete Critias), together with a commentary on language and content, and a full vocabulary of Greek words. This essential work also offers a new translation of these texts and a full introduction. The book has two special objectives. The introduction offers a full-scale interpretative reading of the Atlantis story, focused on the philosophical meaning of the story and the significance of Plato's presentation, and responding to recent scholarly discussion of these questions. In conjunction with the new translation, this introduction provides a point of entry to a fascinating story for a wide range of readers. The introduction also discusses the question whether the story had a factual basis, and assesses possible links with Minoan Crete. Secondly, the Greek text (the Oxford Classical text) and commentary are juxtaposed and presented in 'bite-size' chunks making it easy to use and helpful especially for students using the book to improve their Greek. The notes provide full grammatical and linguistic help as well as pointers on the philosophical content and presentation, supported by the translation and complete vocabulary of Greek terms. The book is a second edition of one published in 1980. This edition has a new translation, a much fuller introduction, revised and updated notes and a new commentary format."--Page 4 de la couverture
Discourses, fragments, handbook by Epictetus( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epictetus's 'Discourses' have been the most widely read and influential of all writings of Stoic philosophy, from antiquity onwards. They set out the core ethical principles of Stoicism in a form designed to help people put them into practice and to use them as a basis for leading a good human life. This text presents a translation of the Discourses, together with the handbook or manual of key themes, and surviving fragments
Plato, the Atlantis story : Timaeus 17-27, Critias by Plato( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Collected ancient Greek novels
Galen and the world of knowledgeCollected ancient Greek novelsThe structured self in Hellenistic and Roman thoughtGreek thoughtPersonality in Greek epic, tragedy, and philosophy : the self in dialogueSymposiumForm and argument in late PlatoThe Person and the human mind : issues in ancient and modern philosophy
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Gill, Christopher

Gill, Christopher John 1946-

길, 크리스토퍼 1946-