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He was editor of and contributor to Cambridge History of Later Greek and Early Medieval Philosophy (1970) and also Classical Mediterranean Spirituality (Volume 15 of World Spirituality, 1986). To Professor Armstrong's distinguished list of publications, Phi Sigma Tau is pleased to add: Expectations of Immortality in Late Antiquity. Page 1 Expectations of Immortality The Late Antiquity I The subject I propose for this year's Aquinas Lecture is one suitable to my age and the studies in which I have spent my life.

But those of us who share this understanding of the ancients need to continue to remember that they pursued their secondary activity of explaining the world with such intelligence, vigour and enthusiasm, that they laid the Page 23 foundations of all later Western philosophy and science, and that indeed it sometimes became for them in practice primary, and led to a too theoretical, abstract and over-intellectualized view of the nature of things: though perhaps this is more true of lesser philosophers and of mediaeval and post-mediaeval derivatives from the ancient traditions.

I intend to consider a question which seems to me important, but to which, probably, no definite answer can ever be given of the sort which could be used as a basis for those large abstract generalizations which provide the materials for systematic overviews of human thought, religion and culture. D. " This might sometimes, though not always, be easier to answer. '' In trying to answer this we are clearly moving into a very misty area, and any suppositions we may form about various answers must necessarily be very tentative.

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