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Philosophy under the Roman Empire (Module)

Module description

A general study of Middle Platonism and Neoplatonism from the revival of dogmatism in the first century BC to the sixth century AD. Reference will also be made to related philosophical developments in the period 100BC-200AD, especially in the Aristotelian tradition. Students will also be required to show knowledge of the content of and the philosophical issues raised by set texts, which may be studied in translation: in 2005-6, Plotinus, Enneads 1.6 and 5.1, and Plutarch, On the Creation of the Soul in the Timaeus.

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Key information

Module code CLAS3207

Credit level 7


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Study abroad module No