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Hellenistic philosophers and students laid the principles upon which Western culture built analytical grammar, linguistics, philosophy of language and different disciplines. development at the pioneering paintings of Plato, Aristotle and previous thinkers, they built quite a lot of theories concerning the nature and foundation of language. Ten essays discover the traditional theories, their philosophical adequacy, and their impression on later thinkers from Augustine throughout the center a while.

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The contributors on the Symposium (and their affiliations on the time) have been: Keimpe Algra (University of Utrecht), James Allen (University of Pittsburgh), Julia Annas (University of Arizona), Catherine Atherton (Oxford University), Jonathan Barnes (University of Geneva), G´abor Betegh (Central eu collage, Budapest), David clean (University of Reading), Susanne Bobzien (Oxford University), Tad Brennan (Yale University), Charles Brittain (Cornell University), Myles Burnyeat (Oxford University), Walter Cavini (University of Bologna), Sten Ebbesen (University of Copenhagen), Theodor Ebert (Erlangen University), Dorothea Frede (Hamburg University), Nikolai Grintser (Moscow country University), Christoph Horn (Bonn University), Fr´ed´erique Ildefonse (University of Paris), Anna Maria Ippolo (University of Rome), Brad Inwood (University of Toronto), Andr´e Laks (University of Lille), Anthony lengthy (University of California), Gretchen Reydam-Schils (Notre Dame University), David Sedley (Cambridge University), Ineke Sluiter (University of Leiden), Gisela Striker (Harvard University), Alexander Verlinsky (University of St Petersburg), Hermann Weidemann (M¨unster University). thank you are because of all members for his or her engagement in dialogue and to the readers for his or her beneficial feedback which are mirrored within the revisions of the contributions. we're specially thankful to our editor, Michael Sharp, and the creation editor, Mary Leighton, for his or her aid and endurance, and to the 2 nameless readers for his or her cautious and beneficial feedback, particularly to ix x Preface the reader who undertook the onerous activity of reviewing the revised types of the articles at brief become aware of. monetary aid got here from a beneficiant furnish by means of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and from the house Universities of a few of the members. The organisers of the Symposium desire to recognize the beneficiant tips with out which this convention couldn't were held. one in all our initiatives used to be to impose, as most sensible shall we, a few degree of standardisation at the different types of conventions utilized by the members within the joint bibliography on the finish of the amount. The titles of the works of old authors were given based on the variations utilized by the authors. smooth authors are indexed by way of identify and 12 months. Quotations in Latin will not be italicised, except unmarried phrases or phrases deserving distinct emphasis. Quotations from Greek and Latin ordinarily textual content are followed by means of translations. The indices don't goal at completeness yet choose the most important phrases and the extra sustained dialogue of passages. so much welcome aid used to be given through the copy-editor, Linda Woodward, and within the compilation of the indices via Euree music MA. Dorothea Frede and Brad Inwood Abbreviations as well as extra accepted abbreviations, the next may be present in this quantity: CAG = Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca. CIMAGL = Cahiers de l’Institut du Moyen Age Grec et Latin. Copenhagen. CPhD = Corpus Philosophorum Danicorum Medii Aevi.

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