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Fronto and Aurelius: Contubernium and Solitary Reader

William A. Johnson

in Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Communities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195176407
eISBN:
9780199775545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176407.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Fronto was the teacher and friend of Marcus Aurelius. Fronto’s Letters show a man intent on constructing literary culture within the context of the contubernium, an ideal of close connection and ... More


Graeco-Roman Humanism

Antony Black

in A World History of Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199281695
eISBN:
9780191713101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281695.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Greeks were the only people to regard the human as a significant category. Zeno said that we should regard all men as fellow-citizens. The Roman empire made the Stoic idea of cosmopolis seem ... More


The Column of Marcus Aurelius: The Genesis and Meaning of a Roman Imperial Monument

Martin Beckmann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834619
eISBN:
9781469603025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877777_beckmann
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

One of the most important monuments of Imperial Rome and at the same time one of the most poorly understood, the Column of Marcus Aurelius has long stood in the shadow of the Column of Trajan. This ... More


Introduction to Roman Stoicism

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

in Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199578641
eISBN:
9780191722868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter provides a general introduction to Roman Stoicism, especially in relation to the field of ethics. A brief overview is given of the historical setting of the Stoic school in Rome in the ... More


Back to Fronto: Doctor and Patient in his Correspondence with an Emperor *

Annelise Freisenbruch

in Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203956
eISBN:
9780191708244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203956.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter re-evaluates Fronto's letters within the traditions of epistolary scholarship and against the backdrop of a surge of interest in the epistolarity of the letter collections of antiquity. ... More


The Relevance of Moral Theory to Moral Improvement in Epictetus

John M. Cooper

in The Philosophy of Epictetus

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233076
eISBN:
9780191716416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233076.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter argues that Epictetus accepted and followed the views of the original Stoics, according to which the essential thing in moral improvement was an increase in one's understanding of the ... More


The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

Aurelius Prudentius Clemens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Aurelius Prudentius Clemens (348–c.406) is one of the great Christian Latin writers of late antiquity. He wrote poetry that was deeply influenced by classical writers and in the process he revived ... More


Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy behind the Military Mind

Nancy Sherman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195315912
eISBN:
9780199851201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315912.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

While few soldiers may have read the works of Epictetus or Marcus Aurelius, it is undoubtedly true that the ancient philosophy known as Stoicism guides the actions of many in the military. Soldiers ... More


Marcus Aurelius in Love

Marcus Aurelius and Marcus Cornelius Fronto

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226713007
eISBN:
9780226713021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713021.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In 1815 a manuscript containing one of the long-lost treasures of antiquity was discovered—the letters of Marcus Cornelius Fronto, reputed to have been one of the greatest Roman orators. But this ... More


The French Augustinians

Christopher Brooke

in Philosophic Pride: Stoicism and Political Thought from Lipsius to Rousseau

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152080
eISBN:
9781400842414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152080.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter details the contemporary assault on Stoic moral psychology from the pens of the French Augustinians. The influence of the Stoic revival of the sixteenth century continued to be felt in a ... More


From Fénelon to Hume

Christopher Brooke

in Philosophic Pride: Stoicism and Political Thought from Lipsius to Rousseau

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152080
eISBN:
9781400842414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152080.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter views a series of philosophical exchanges in the eighteenth century, which showcases the back and forth between plausibly Stoic and Epicurean concerns and arguments. It first takes a ... More


Philosophy and Power in the Graeco-Roman World: Essays in Honour of Miriam Griffin

Gillian Clark and Tessa Rajak (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299905
eISBN:
9780191707803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299905.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Miriam Griffin is unrivalled as a bridge-builder between historians of the Graeco-Roman world and students of its philosophies. This wide-ranging volume in her honour brings together essays from ... More


Greek: Language, Poets, Orators

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

in Aulus Gellius: An Antonine Scholar and his Achievement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199263196
eISBN:
9780191718878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263196.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Gellius freely admits Greek words, phrases, and quotations to his text, but generally in relation to Latin. He has much to say about translation from Greek into Latin, and the limits to its ... More


After Ethnicity: Zeno as Citizen

Daniel S. Richter

in Cosmopolis: Imagining Community in Late Classical Athens and the Early Roman Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199772681
eISBN:
9780199895083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772681.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines how Stoicism provided a way of thinking about space, culture, ethnicity, and the relationship of the parts to the whole. It discusses how Athenian intellectuals (or perhaps ... More


Emotional detachment: how to square it with politics in the Stoics and Gandhi

Richard Sorabji

in Gandhi and the Stoics: Modern Experiments on Ancient Values

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644339
eISBN:
9780191745812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644339.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

How is detachment compatible with seeking political objectives? The Stoic answer is that objectives sought are merely targets. The real goal is the correct seeking of the correct target, as in ... More


Three Cases

ERNEST METZGER

in Litigation in Roman Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298557
eISBN:
9780191707520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298557.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

The vadimonium or bail is an utterly straightforward institution that reveals a great deal about lawsuits and civil procedure in Rome during the classical period, including postponements, vexatious ... More


Introduction: Religion, Law and Knowledge in Classical Rome

Clifford Ando

in Roman Religion

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615650
eISBN:
9780748650989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615650.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter concentrates on the epistemology of the religion of Rome, arguing that this basis by its very nature conditions the manner in which Roman religion can be studied, and considers further ... More


Introduction

Prudentius

in The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter briefly examines how, in the Hamartigenia, Aurelius Prudentius Clemens pursued a number of interrelated themes: orthodoxy and heresy, similitude and difference, ... More


Writing in Chains

Prudentius

in The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores new dimensions of Aurelius Prudentius Clemens' Hamartigenia through a focus on ornaments and figures—textual devices that delighted late antique readers but which tend to be ... More


Seeking Hidden Truth

Prudentius

in The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that by guiding readers toward the Hamartigenia's correct interpretation through personification allegory in the poem's preface that contains typological allegory, Aurelius ... More


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