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Erōs and the Good Life

Frisbee C. C. Sheffield

in Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286775
eISBN:
9780191713194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286775.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the relationship between Socrates and his devotees shown at the start of the dialogue. In exploring this relationship, it teases out some of the dialogue's central questions ... More


The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

Leofranc Holford-Strevens and Amiel Vardi (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199264827
eISBN:
9780191718403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264827.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This collection of essays on the 2nd-century Roman miscellanist Aulus Gellius, the author of the Attic Nights, is the first multi-author study of his work in any language. It brings together the work ... More


Teaching by Examples: Greek

Clive Skidmore

in Practical Ethics for Roman Gentlemen: The Work of Valerius Maximus

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859894777
eISBN:
9781781380673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859894777.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the use of historical examples for moral education in the ancient world, presenting evidence drawn from Greek poetry and Greek prose. It shows that the role of examples was ... More


Convenience

Clive Skidmore

in Practical Ethics for Roman Gentlemen: The Work of Valerius Maximus

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859894777
eISBN:
9781781380673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859894777.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses how the form of Valerius' Memorable Words and Deeds was aimed at providing the audience with moral guidance in as convenient a manner as possible. Materials were arranged into ... More


Valerius's Moral Purpose

Clive Skidmore

in Practical Ethics for Roman Gentlemen: The Work of Valerius Maximus

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859894777
eISBN:
9781781380673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859894777.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the moral purpose of Valerius' Memorable Words and Deeds. Most of his chapters are devoted to virtues, others to their practical exercise and to matters of moral ambiguity, but ... More


Teaching by Examples: Roman

Clive Skidmore

in Practical Ethics for Roman Gentlemen: The Work of Valerius Maximus

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859894777
eISBN:
9781781380673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859894777.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the use of historical examples for moral education in Rome. It shows that various forms of education by example had long been institutionalized into Roman society, which ... More


Valerius's Criteria of Belief

Clive Skidmore

in Practical Ethics for Roman Gentlemen: The Work of Valerius Maximus

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859894777
eISBN:
9781781380673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859894777.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Valerius' selection of examples. It considers his sensitivity for what his audience would find credible, generally choosing historical examples that would be the most convincing ... More


The Audience

Clive Skidmore

in Practical Ethics for Roman Gentlemen: The Work of Valerius Maximus

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859894777
eISBN:
9781781380673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859894777.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter speculates on the intended audience of Valerius' Memorable Words and Deeds and how he expected the work to be communicated to that audience. It suggests that Memorable Words and Deeds ... More


Valerius's Choice of Examples

Clive Skidmore

in Practical Ethics for Roman Gentlemen: The Work of Valerius Maximus

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859894777
eISBN:
9781781380673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859894777.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Valerius' decision to use historical examples as the vehicle of his moral message in Memorable Words and Deeds. He selected his examples according to the criteria of authority, ... More


The Synoptic Machine: Sino-Japanese and Greco-Roman Juxtapositions

Wiebke Denecke

in Classical World Literatures: Sino-Japanese and Greco-Roman Comparisons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199971848
eISBN:
9780199346134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971848.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After exploring satire as a means for writers of younger literary cultures to appropriate and contest elements of the reference culture, this chapter explores a more frontal but less confrontational ... More


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