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Dynamic Reading: Studies in the Reception of Epicureanism

Brooke Holmes and W. H. Shearin


Dynamic Reading examines the reception history of Epicurean philosophy through a series of eleven case studies, which range chronologically from the latter days of the Roman Republic to late twentieth-century France and America. Rather than attempting to separate an original Epicureanism from its later readings and misreadings, this collection studies the philosophy together with its subsequent reception, focusing in particular on the ways in which it has provided terms and conceptual tools for defining how we read and respond to texts, artwork, and the world more generally. Wheth ... More

Keywords: epicureanism, Lucretius, reception, influence, ancient philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199794959
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794959.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brooke Holmes, author
Princeton University

W. H. Shearin, author
University of Miami

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