Greek Philosophy - Philosophers after the Presocratics
Overcoming Fear of Ancient Philosophy
Feature from your Guide. Perfect understanding is impossible, but an acquaintance can be useful -- even profitable.
Quotes From the Cynics
English translations of quotes from the Cynics.
Timeline of Greek and Roman Philosophers
Time line of philosophers in ancient Greece and Rome from Thales to Boethius.
Cynicism - What Is Cynicism
The philosophical school of cynicism was a loose group of people, known as Cynics, who defied conventions in a search for virtue.
Chrysippus was an early Stoic philosopher.
Cleanthes was a long-lived Greek Stoic philosopher.
Timeline of Greek and Roman philosophers with linked related articles from this site.
This site's resources on Stoicism which is a philosophical school particularly popular among the Romans because of its moral content.
Andreia was the Greek quality of manliness.
Epicureanism, named for Epicurus whose ancient philosophy of pleasure, somewhat misunderstood, continues to draw followers.
The Athenian Constitution
Traditionally attributed to Aristotle, The Athenian Constitution was probably a product of his school. This selection describes events before 479 BC.
Origin of Philosophy: Why the Greeks?
Trade and freedom from manual labor provided necessary leisure for the Greeks to develop philosophy.
Philosophical Background of the Hellenistic Age
Philosophy emphasizing the individual over the state characterized this period of Greek expansion. Self sufficiency and common sense characterized Epicureanism. Article by Roger Dunkle.
Virtue and the Proper Political Individual
Garrett Moritz looks at Thucydides, Epicurus and Epictetus to determine that in antiquity virtue was attainable, but the relationship between people and their society determined what virtue meant.