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Name  A. Long

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Education  University of London (1964)
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
Books  The Hellenistic philosophers, Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic, Stoic Studies, Hellenistic Philosophy: Stoics - Ep, From Epicurus to Epictetus

A A Long - What is the Matter with Matter, Royal Institute of Philosophy

Anthony Arthur Long FBA (born 17 August 1937) is a British and naturalised American classical scholar and Professor of Classics and Irving Stone Professor of Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.


Long was educated at Manchester Grammar School (1948–1955) and University College, London (1957–1960) where he took a first class honours degree in Classics and was subsequently awarded a PhD degree.

Between 1961 and 1971 he held lecturer positions in Classics at University of Otago, New Zealand, the University of Nottingham and University College, London, where in 1971 he was promoted to the position of Reader. In 1973 Long moved to the University of Liverpool to take up the post of Gladstone Professor of Greek, a position he held until assuming his current position of Professor of Classics at University of California, Berkeley in 1982. He retired at the end of June 2013 but continues to be active as a Professor of the Graduate School while pursuing his programme of lectures and conferences and visiting appointments and ongoing research.

While at University College, London he supervised the doctoral thesis of David Sedley, the seventh Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy at Cambridge University.

He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1992.


  • Language and Thought in Sophocles. A Study of Abstract Nouns and Poetic Technique (Athlone Press, London, 1968)
  • Problems in Stoicism, (editor) (Athlone Press, London, 1971)
  • Hellenistic Philosophy. Stoics, Epicureans, Sceptics (Gerald Duckworth and Charles Scribner's Sons, London and New York, 1974)
  • The Hellenistic Philosophers. vol. 1 The principal sources in translation with philosophical commentary with D. N. Sedley (Cambridge University Press, 1987)
  • The Hellenistic Philosophers Vol. 2 Greek and Latin texts with notes with D. N. Sedley (Cambridge University Press, 1987)
  • Theophrastus of Eresus. On His Life and Work, (co-editor with P.M. Huby and W.W. Fortenbaugh), (New Brunswick and Oxford, 1985)
  • The Question of Eclecticism. Studies in later Greek Philosophy, (co-editor with J. Dillon) (University of California Press, 1988)
  • Ierocle, with G. Bastianini, in Corpus dei papiri filosofici greci e Latini, vol. 1 (Florence, 1992): pp. 268–441
  • Images and Ideologies: Self-definition in the Hellenistic World, (co-editor with A. W. Bulloch, E.S. Gruen, A. Stewart) (University of California Press, 1993)
  • Stoic Studies (Cambridge University Press, 1996)
  • The Cambridge Companion to Early Greek Philosophy, (editor) (Cambridge University Press, 1999): pp. xxxii+413 translated into German (2001)
  • Epictetus. A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2002)
  • From Epicurus to Epictetus: Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2006)
  • Greek Models of Mind and Self (Harvard University Press, 2015)
  • Seneca: Letters on Ethics with Margaret Graver (Chicago University Press, 2015)
  • References

    A. A. Long Wikipedia

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