Prof Alex Long

Prof Alex Long


Researcher profile

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Research areas

I work on ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. I have written two monographs, one about conversation and thought – especially thought as internal dialogue – in Plato, the other about death and immortality in Greek and Roman philosophy. I co-edit the journal Phronesis and the Cambridge University Press series Key Themes in Ancient Philosophy I have also translated two Platonic dialogues (with David Sedley) and edited a collection of papers on Plato and Stoicism.

Current Research

  • Nature in political philosophy and ethics
  • Belief and judgement, doxa and dogma (especially in Plato and the Stoic writer Epictetus)
  • Law and legislation in ancient philosophy

PhD supervision

  • I Xuan Chong
  • Darcey Merison
  • Justin Lorenzo Biggi

Selected publications

  • Plato: Meno and Phaedo

    Sedley, D. (ed.) & Long, A. G. (ed.), 2010, Cambridge University Press. 119 p. (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Death and immortality in ancient philosophy

    Long, A. G., Jun 2019, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 232 p. (Key themes in ancient philosophy)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Plato, Chrysippus and Posidonius' theory of affective movements

    Long, A. G., Feb 2017, From Stoicism to Platonism: the development of philosophy, 100 BCE-100 CE. Engberg-Pedersen, T. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 27-46 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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