Pharmakon: Plato, Drug Culture, and Identity in Ancient
Athens examines the emerging concern for controlling states of
psychological ecstasy in the history of western thought, focusing
on ancient Greece (c. 750 - 146 BCE), particularly the Classical
Period (c. 500 - 336 BCE) and especially the dialogues of the
Athenian philosopher Plato (427 - 347 BCE).
Employing a diverse array of materials ranging from literature,
philosophy, medicine, botany,... more...