Ancient Stoicism: Aims and Description

Dr. Cynthia Freeland

The Agora 
with Stoa in Athens
The Agora with Stoa and View of Acropolis in Athens From The Ancient City of Athens. Image Copyright 1995-2000. All rights reserved. Kevin T. Glowacki and Nancy L. Klein of the Department of Classical Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Philosophy 6396 Fall 2000
Section #11294
2:30 - 5:30 p.m., Monday, Room 512 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-3205,

Course Description and Aims

This course is a graduate-level study of the ancient Greek and Roman Stoics, with the aim of acquainting students with the Stoics' fundamental and systematic doctrines concerning epistemology and logic, cosmology and natural philosophy, and ethics and political theory. We will read both primary texts and recent journal articles and books from the last twenty years, which have seen renewed interest in and focused studies of Hellenistic philosophy, including Stoicism. Students will choose an area for special study and will be expected to write a seminar paper on their topic.

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