My name is M.A.D. Moore. I am currently in the Program in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy at the University of Chicago, in the Classics department. I previously attended the University of California, San Diego where I double-majored in Classics and Philosophy and San Francisco State University, where I stubbornly obtained dual Masters degrees, in Classics, then in Philosophy.
My current interests are mainly on the Greek side of philosophy: Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Plotinus, although I also pursue concerns involving Cicero’s philosophical work, Lucretius, and Seneca. I also have a growing interest in Augustine and Boethius. Overlapping all of this, I have long had an affinity for great literature, and thus, like Plato and Aristotle, I concern myself with poetry, history, drama, and whatever else tickles my intellectual fancy.
To those with an interest in Greek and Latin:
This is a blog created to further discussion about Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. There has not been a dedicated Ancient Philosophy blog on the web for quite a while. This is quite understandable: those most capable of contributing, academic philosophers, are likely publishing in journals and books. Nevertheless, I see a wide open opportunity for the rest of us who enjoy discussing, dissecting and adapting the arguments and beliefs of the Ancients.
To those with an interest in philosophy:
I will be referencing and translating various Greek and Latin writers, however, I still would like this blog to be open to all who have a non-grammatical interest in the ancient writers. Therefore I will always give a translation first, followed by the original text, the latter which you can ignore, if you wish.