Rinella, Michael A. (©2010) PharmakonPlato, drug culture, and identity in ancient Athens Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books,MLA Citation
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Pharmakon [electronic resource] : Plato, drug culture, and identity in ancient Athens /
Michael A. Rinella.
|Main Author:||Rinella, Michael A.|
|Published:||Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2010.|
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|Topics:||Drug abuse - Greece. | Drug abuse - Greece. | Greece - Civilization - To 146 B.C. | Plato. | PHILOSOPHY - History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical. | Plato. | Plato. Symposium.|
|Regions:||Greece - Civilization - To 146 B.C. | Greece.|
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|Main Author:||Rinella, Michael A. (Michael Anthony)|
|Physical Description:||1 online resource (xxix, 325 pages)
|Includes:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-309) and indexes.
|ISBN:||9781461634010 (electronic bk.)
1461634016 (electronic bk.)
|Summary:||Pharmakon traces the emergence of an ethical discourse in ancient Greece, one centered on states of psychological ecstasy. In the dialogues of Plato, philosophy is itself characterized as a pharmakon, one superior to a large number of rival occupations, each of which laid claim to their powers being derived from, connected with, or likened to, a pharmakon. Accessible yet erudite, Pharmakon is one of the most comprehensive examinations of the place of intoxicants in ancient thought yet written.