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De Doctrina Christiana

Saint Augustine

R. P. H. Green (ed.)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263340
eISBN:
9780191601125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263341.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This is a completely new translation of the work that Augustine wrote to guide the Christian on how to interpret Scripture and communicate it to others, a kind of do‐it‐yourself manual for ... More


Spectacular Power in the Greek and Roman City

Andrew Bell

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199242344
eISBN:
9780191714092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242344.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book's analysis of the power of prestige in civic communities of the ancient world demonstrates the importance of crowds' aesthetic and emotional judgement upon leaders and their ambitious ... More


Ambrose: De Officiis: Edited with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (Two Volume Set)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199245789
eISBN:
9780191601453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245789.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

De officiis, by Ambrose of Milan (c. 339–397), is one of the most important texts of Latin Patristic literature, and a major work of early Christian ethics. Modelled on the De officiis ... More


From Epicurus to Epictetus: Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy

A. A. Long

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199279128
eISBN:
9780191706769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279128.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book presents eighteen essays on the philosophers and schools of the Hellenistic and Roman periods: Epicureans, Stoics, and Sceptics. The discussion ranges over four centuries of innovative and ... More


Astrology: Arguments Pro and Contra

A. A. Long

in From Epicurus to Epictetus: Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199279128
eISBN:
9780191706769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279128.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Arguments for and against the main principles of astrology have a continuous history from the second century bc up to the time of Augustine. This chapter focuses on three stages of a complex debate, ... More


Approaches to Political Thought

Antony Black

in The West and Islam: Religion and Political Thought in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199533206
eISBN:
9780191714498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533206.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Despite their shared Abrahamic and Platonic legacies, Europe and Islam developed markedly different approaches to theology, philosophy, and political theory. Muslim philosophers used Plato and ... More


A family exemplum

Henriette van der Blom

in Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582938
eISBN:
9780191723124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this final chapter, Cicero's self‐promotion as an exemplum to his own family is discussed. In particular, Cicero's relationships with his son Marcus, his brother Quintus, and his nephew Quintus ... More


Ciceronian correspondences: making a book out of letters

Mary Beard

in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter exemplifies the complexities of the surviving evidence, looking at the literary works of Cicero. The Letters of Cicero are one of the most extraordinary survivals from the ancient world, ... More


Divination, History, and Superstition

Matthew Fox

in Cicero's Philosophy of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211920
eISBN:
9780191705854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211920.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The centre of this chapter is a reading of the late philosophical dialogue on divination, De divinatione. The work divides into two books, and the chapter argues for a continuation of the approach ... More


Cicero's background and education

Henriette van der Blom

in Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582938
eISBN:
9780191723124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter outlines the features of Cicero's background, upbringing, education, and early career which are necessary for understanding his later references to his role models. A particular focus is ... More


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