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Anthony Long

Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Classics and Irving G. Stone Professor Emeritus of Literature
7218 Dwinelle
Fall 2021 Tuesdays at 3.00

Research Areas

Greek and Roman Philosophy, Greek Literature

Courses taught in 2016-17 (for Department of Philosophy): Plato (upper division lectures on Republic and Theaetetus); Hellenistic Ethics (graduate seminar). In 2017-18 (for Classics): Lucretius, freshman seminar.  In 2018-19 (for Philosophy): Hellenistic Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind (graduate seminar). In 2019 (for Classics) with Sara Magrin: Early Greek philosophical poetry and prose. In 2021 (for AGRS) Freshman Seminar on Roman Stoicism.

Recent activities: Keeling Lecture in Ancient Philosophy, University College London, 2017; Michael Frede Memorial Lecture, British School at Athens, 2017. Keynote Lectures in 2018: for Life of Breath Conference, University of Durham, and for Stoicon, University of London Senate House. UTube lectures: Socrates and Epictetus, for Stoa Nova; Stoicism Ancient and Modern, for Stoicon 2018; and Stoicism and Catastrophe for Ancient Wisdom.


Latest books: Epictetus.How to be Free; An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life (Princeton University Press, 2018), transl. into Greek, German, and Spanish; Fifty Letters of a Roman Stoic, with Margaret Graver (Chicago University Press, 2021); forthcoming 2021: Plotinus, On Matter, Ennead II.4 (Parmenides Publishing).

Books under contract: From Heraclitus to Plotinus: Selfhood and Rationality in Ancient Greek Philosophy; Plotinus, Ennead III.1 On Fate; and How to think like Plato: An Ancient Guide to the Life of the Mind.

Recent articles: "Epictetus", in S Leach and J. Tartaglia, eds., The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers (Routledge, London and New York, 2018), 79-86; "In and Out of the Stoa:Diogenes Laertius on Zeno", in J. Bryan et al., ed. Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2018), 242-62; "Poets as Philosophers and Philosophers as Poets: Parmenides, Plato, Lucretius.Wordsworth". in W. Wians, ed. "Logoi and Muthoi: Further Essays in Greek Philosophy and Literature" (SUNY Press, Albany, 2019", 319-34; "Introduction", in J. Miller, ed. Lives of the Eminent Philosophers. Diogenes Laertius. Compact edition (Οxford University Press, Oxford, 2020), xv-xxiv; "Politics and Theology in Plato’s Republic: the Form of the Good", in F. Leigh, ed. Themes in Plato, Aristotle and Hellenistic Philosophy. (BICS Suppl. 141, London, 2020), 63-82; "Epicureanism and Utilitarianism", in P. Mitsis, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Epicurus and Epicureanism (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2020), 742-60.