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The Greeks On Pleasure

J. C. B. Gosling and C. C. W. Taylor


This book aims to provide a critical and analytical history of ancient Greek theories of the nature of pleasure and of its value and role in human life, from the earliest times down to the period of Epicurus and the early Stoics. While there have been many valuable studies of particular aspects of the topic, and several surveys of the treatment of pleasure by individual ancient writers (notably the monographs of Tenkku and Voigthinder on Plato, and Lieberg and Rieken on Aristotle), this is the first attempt at a comprehensive review of the contribution of the ancient Greeks to the theoretical ... More

Keywords: ancient Greece, ancient Greeks, pleasure, human life, Epicurus, Stoics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1982 Print ISBN-13: 9780198246664
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246664.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. C. B. Gosling, author

C. C. W. Taylor, author