21. Philosophic Schools in Hellenistic and Roman Times

  1. Mary Louise Gill2 and
  2. Pierre Pellegrin3
  1. Thomas Bénatouïl

Published Online: 8 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305845.ch21

A Companion to Ancient Philosophy

A Companion to Ancient Philosophy

How to Cite

Bénatouïl, T. (2012) Philosophic Schools in Hellenistic and Roman Times, in A Companion to Ancient Philosophy (eds M. L. Gill and P. Pellegrin), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305845.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Brown University, USA

  2. 3

    National Center for Scientific Research (Paris), France

Author Information

  1. University of Nancy II, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 2 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631210610

Online ISBN: 9781444305845

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Keywords:

  • philosophy in the Hellenistic Age;
  • philosophic schools in Hellenistic and Roman times;
  • philosophical “school” in antiquity;
  • The Hellenistic golden age, and domination of the great philosophical schools;
  • Hellenistic world's center of gravity displaced, toward Rome;
  • Zeno and Xenocrates, famed for their temperance as well as for their doctrines;
  • Philosophers and political life;
  • philosophical school and “philosophizing” in the Hellenistic Schools;
  • Plato's dialogues, presenting the thoughts of the school to the public at large;
  • Hellenistic period, the philosophical use of doxography, often polemical

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Brief History of Philosophical Schools in Antiquity

  • Life in the Schools

  • Specific Characteristics of Philosophy in the Hellenistic Schools

  • Bibliography