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Ethics as a Work of Charity: Thomas Aquinas and Pagan Virtue

David Decosimo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804790635
eISBN:
9780804791700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790635.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book examines Thomas Aquinas’s conception of “pagan virtue” – of whether non-Christians or those without grace can lead truly virtuous lives – and explains how that vision relates to the ... More


Introduction Intrusions of grace

David Decosimo

in Ethics as a Work of Charity: Thomas Aquinas and Pagan Virtue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804790635
eISBN:
9780804791700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790635.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The introduction identifies the book’s topic and elucidates its theological, philosophical, and political significance. The chapter explains that, for Thomas, the question of “pagan virtue” concerns ... More


Neo-Roman Interlude: Machiavelli and the Anti-Constitutional Tradition

Benjamin Straumann

in Crisis and Constitutionalism: Roman Political Thought from the Fall of the Republic to the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199950928
eISBN:
9780190491154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950928.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 7 establishes a contrast between two Roman traditions—the constitutionalist one that is the subject of this book, and the Machiavellian, neo-Roman one that was in many ways opposed to ... More


Other Worlds: Chaucer’s Classicism

Alastair Minnis

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chaucer’s classicism is as much about the present as it is about the past. It accommodates, indeed enables, a remarkable degree of cultural relativism, which is reluctant to resort to simplistic ... More


Imperium sine fine: Carneades, the Splendid Vice of Glory, and the Justice of Empire

Benjamin Straumann

in International Law and Empire: Historical Explorations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198795575
eISBN:
9780191836893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795575.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Cicero’s Republic contains a debate about the justice of Roman rule and Roman Empire. The so-called Carneadean debate, known to early modern natural lawyers through its echoes in Virgil, Lactantius, ... More


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