Anthony Long

Professor of the Graduate School and Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Classics and Irving G. Stone Professor Emeritus of Literature; Affiliated Professor of Philosophy and Rhetoric
B.A. 1960 University College London
Ph.D. 1964 University of London
Research Interests: 
Greek and Roman Philosophy and Greek Literature
(510) 642-6028; alternate: (510) 642-4218; fax: (510) 643-2959
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Office / Location: 
7218 Dwinelle Hall
Office Hours: 
Fall 2017: W 3-4PM

Courses taught in 2016-17 (for Department of Philosophy): Plato (upper division lectures on Republic and Theaetetus); Hellenistic Ethics (graduate seminar)

Latest books: Greek Models of Mind and Self (Harvard UP 2015) and, with M. Graver, Seneca, Letters on Ethics (Chicago UP 2015). Current projects: transl. with commentary of Plotinus, Ennead II.4, On matter;  essays on ancient notions of rationality and selfhood.

Recent activities: featured in an interview about Stoicism's cosmopolitanism in the culture magazine Sabah Ülkesi (a publication aimed at Turkish-speakers in Germany). See the images below. Awarded honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy by University of Crete, in Rethymnon, Crete. Keynote lecture on The Strange Life of Zeno of Citium, University of Melbourne.

Select Publications: 

Language and Thought in Sophocles:A Study of Abstract Nouns and Poetic Technique 1968); ed. Problems in Stoicism (1971); Hellenistic Philosophy: Stoics, Epicureans, Sceptics (1974, 1986); The Hellenistic Philosophers, vol. 1 The Principal Sources in Translation with Philosophical Commentary, vol. 2 Greek and Latin Texts with Notes and Bibliography: with D.N. Sedley (1987); ed. The Question of Eclecticism: Studies in later Greek philosophy:with J. M. Dillon (1988); Hierocles, Elements of Ethics: with G. Bastianini (1991); Stoic Studies (1996); ed. The Cambridge Companion to Early Greek Philosophy (1999); Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life (2002); From Epicurus to Epictetus: Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006).

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