"This book is a collection of original, introductory essays about Greek and Roman theories of the soul by some of the more accomplished scholars now working. It will prove a valuable resourcefor educators, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates." Teaching Philosophy
"This voluume has a good 'spread'; six of the nine essays deal with the five hundred years after Aristotle... This is a very useful collection for those interested in the study of animal or human behavior and those interested primarily in their history." Lesley Dean-Jones, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.
Examination of the theories of the ancient philosophers, from the materialism of the Presocratics and Hellenists to the dualism of Plato and Plotinus, reveals that psychology had become an established discipline long before Descartes.