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Aspasius and Other Objections To Chrysippus

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Aristotelian Asapasius (2nd century CE) objected that his fellow-Aristotelian Andronicus (1st century BCE) should not have conceded to Chrysippus that emotion requires assent as well as ... More


Lactantius and Augustine

PETER GARNSEY

in Representations of Empire: Rome and the Mediterranean World

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262764
eISBN:
9780191753947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262764.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter puts Lactantius and Augustine side by side, compares their interests and preoccupations, and attempts to confront their contributions in certain key areas of Christian thought, in ... More


Constantine: Lactantius, Eusebius of Caesarea, Arius, and the Council of Nicaea

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0029
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The new situation created by the rise to sole power of a Christian emperor was seen by many Christians as fulfilment of the prophecy that God's word would spread throughout the civilized world but ... More


Patristic Thinkers’ Positions toward Slavery, Social Justice, and Asceticism

Ilaria L. E. Ramelli

in Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery: The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198777274
eISBN:
9780191823022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777274.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

Chapter 3 analyses patristic thinkers’ positions on slavery, their links with views concerning social injustice, and the role of asceticism in this connection. It opens with methodological questions ... More


De Philosophia ex oraculis: Soteriological Structure and Contents

Michael Bland Simmons

in Universal Salvation in Late Antiquity: Porphyry of Tyre and the Pagan-Christian Debate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190202392
eISBN:
9780190202415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190202392.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter analyzes pertinent fragments of Porphyry’s De philosophia ex oraculis to show the weakness of Gustavus Wolff’s original thematic classification of the three books and to argue that the ... More


The Contra Christianos in the Context of Universalism

Michael Bland Simmons

in Universal Salvation in Late Antiquity: Porphyry of Tyre and the Pagan-Christian Debate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190202392
eISBN:
9780190202415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190202392.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Beginning with Arnobius, the first Christian writer to respond to Porphyry, and continuing to a number of Byzantine authors, this chapter gives a catalog of all the writers whose works contain ... More


Learning from the Capitol’s Deliverance

Jason Moralee

in Rome's Holy Mountain: The Capitoline Hill in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190492274
eISBN:
9780190492298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492274.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 5 asks what Christians were supposed to learn from the stories about the Capitoline Hill’s special status in Roman memory as the inviolable citadel of Jupiter’s people. Christian ... More


Lactantius’s Phoenix and Late Latin Poetics

Michael Roberts

in The Poetics of Late Latin Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199355631
eISBN:
9780199355655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355631.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the poem De aue phoenice of L. Cae(ci)lius Firmianus Lactantius and demonstrates how it foreshadows many of the features of subsequent late Latin poetry: generic indeterminacy, ... 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


“The World has Grown Old”: The Roots of Donatist Eschatology

Jesse A. Hoover

in The Donatist Church in an Apocalyptic Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825517
eISBN:
9780191864124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825517.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 2 is a survey of North African apocalyptic theology prior to the rise of the Donatist church. Particular attention will be given to four North African sources from the third and early fourth ... More


From Matthew 25 to Article 25: Why ESC Rights Matter

Susan R. Holman

in Beholden: Religion, Global Health, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199827763
eISBN:
9780199345359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827763.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 4 argues for the critical importance of understanding a human rights-based approach to health and how it may relate to perspectives of religious faith as they address poverty, need, and ... More


Christograms as Signs of Authority in the Late Roman Empire

Ildar Garipzanov

in Graphic Signs of Authority in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, 300-900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198815013
eISBN:
9780191852848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815013.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Historiography

The first section tests the main interpretations of Lactantius’ passage on Constantine’s victorious sign in 312 against existing graphic evidence from the 310s and early 320s, and consequently ... More


Latin Apologists and Roman Culture

Mark Edwards

in Religions of the Constantinian Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199687725
eISBN:
9780191815034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687725.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 2 presents the Latin apologists of this period as complementary figures to Eusebius, challenging Rome from her own traditions rather than foreign sources and taking positions which are more ... More


Christian Appropriation and Platonist Developments, Third to Sixth Centuries CE

Richard Sorabji

in Moral Conscience through the Ages: Fifth Century BCE to the Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199685547
eISBN:
9780191765704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685547.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 2 shows early Christians, Origen and Lactantius, appropriating pagan ideas for their view of conscience. The pagan Platonists developed their own ideas about God's anger, Socrates' guardian ... More


The Truth to Be Found in Death: Early Fourth-Century Histories

Ellen Muehlberger

in Moment of Reckoning: Imagined Death and Its Consequences in Late Ancient Christianity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190459161
eISBN:
9780190459185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459161.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The first chapter examines how early fourth-century histories dealt with the insecurity of Christianity’s place in the empire by portraying emperors dying well or dying badly. This literary trope was ... More


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