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The Moral of History

Thomas Harrison

in Interpreting Herodotus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198803614
eISBN:
9780191842016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803614.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines in what sense the Histories of Herodotus might be envisaged as moral or didactic in purpose. It looks, first, at weaker definitions of moralism (e.g. in terms of the themes or ... More


Utility and Affection in Epicurean Friendship: Philodemus On the Gods 3, On Property Management, and Horace Sermones 2.6

David Armstrong

in Hope, Joy, and Affection in the Classical World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190278298
eISBN:
9780190603786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278298.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Epicurean friendship begins in “utility”: the supplying of practical needs to others with an expectation of goodwill and assistance in return, with the trust that this exchange will continue ... More


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