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Cosmos in the Ancient World (Hardcover): Phillip Sidney Horky

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Phillip Sidney Horky

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How did the ancient Greeks and Romans conceptualise order? This book answers that question by analysing the formative concept of kosmos ('order', 'arrangement', 'ornament') in ancient literature, philosophy, science, art, and religion. This concept encouraged the Greeks and Romans to develop theories to explain core aspects of human life, including nature, beauty, society, politics, the individual, and what lies beyond human experience. Hence, Greek kosmos, and its Latin correlate mundus, are subjects of profound reflection by a wide range of important ancient figures, including philosophers (Parmenides, Empedocles, the Pythagoreans, Democritus, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Lucretius, Cicero, Seneca, Plotinus), poets and playwrights (Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Plautus, Marcus Argentarius, Nonnus), intellectuals (Gorgias, Protagoras, Varro), and religious exegetes (Philo, the Gospel Writers, Paul). By revealing kosmos in its many ancient manifestations, this book asks us to rethink our own sense of 'order', and to reflect on our place within a broader cosmic history.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2019
Editors: Phillip Sidney Horky
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-1-108-42364-9
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Ancient Western philosophy to c 500
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Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Ancient Western philosophy to c 500 > General
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Metaphysics & ontology
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Ancient Western philosophy to c 500
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Ancient Western philosophy to c 500 > General
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LSN: 1-108-42364-7
Barcode: 9781108423649

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