What the Romans Can Tell us About Old Age & Death
How did the Romans confront mortality in a world where only eight per cent of the population lived past 60 and medicine offered little defence against disease? This surprisingly entertaining discussion of the subject uses the philosophical reflections of elite authors and the evidence from ordinary Romans’ epitaphs to explore their attitudes to youth and ageing, and their beliefs about fate, death and the afterlife.
The Wooden Horse
The Liberation of the Western Mind, from Odysseus to Socrates
Keld Zeruneith argues that the Trojan Horse marks a paradigm shift from physical warfare to strategic thinking; and from a close reading of ancient Greek philosophy, drama and poetry he makes a compelling argument about the origins of modern consciousness.
Ancient Philosophy of Religion
Volume One: The History of Western Philosophy of Religion
Comprising chapters devoted to individual thinkers from Pythagoras to Pseudo-Dionysius, this volume covers ancient and early Christian thought on God, the gods, religious belief and practice. Vol 1 of The History of Western Philosophy of Religion.