9781412807982

Heraclides of Pontus: Discussion

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    9781412807982

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    1412807980

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-06-15
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Heraclides of Pontus hailed from the shores of the Black Sea. He studied with Aristotle in Plato’s Academy, and became a respected member of that school. During Plato’s third trip to Sicily, Heraclides served as head of the Academy and was almost elected its head on the death of Speusippus. Heraclides’ interests were diverse. He wrote on the movements of the planets and the basic matter of the universe. He adopted a materialistic theory of soul, which he considered immortal and subject to reincarnation. He discussed pleasure, and like Aristotle, he commented on the Homeric poems. In addition, he concerned himself with religion, music and medical issues. None of Heraclides’ works have survived intact, but in antiquity his dialogues were much admired and often pillaged for sententiae and the like.This volume is a companion to RUSCH, volume 14, which contains a new edition of the sources for Heraclides’ life and thought.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Hans Benedikt Gottschalk: In Memoriamp. xv
Bibliography ofp. xvii
La Tradizione Papirologica di Eraclide Ponticop. 1
Heraclides' Intellectual Contextp. 27
Heraclides of Pontus and the Philosophical Dialoguep. 41
Heraclides, On Pleasurep. 69
Heraclides' On Soul (?) and Its Ancient Readersp. 93
"Unjointed Masses": A Note on Heraclides' Physical Theoryp. 139
Heraclides on the Rotation of the Earth: Texts, Contexts and Continuitiesp. 155
Heraclides of Pontus on the Motions of Venus and Mercuryp. 185
Heliocentrism in or out of Heraclidesp. 205
The Woman not Breathingp. 237
Heraclides of Pontus on Homerp. 251
Heraclides and Musical Historyp. 273
Index of Ancient Sourcesp. 299
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