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Pharmakon [electronic resource] : Plato, drug culture, and identity in ancient Athens /

Michael A. Rinella.

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Main Author: Rinella, Michael A.
Published: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2010.
Series: ebrary Academic religion & philosophy
Academic complete, religion & philosophy
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.
Genres: Electronic books.
Online Access: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/jkmlibrary/detail.action?docID=10602775 Access restricted to individuals currently affiliated with the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary
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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.
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More Details for: Pharmakon : Plato, drug culture, and ide