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A Notion of a Person in Epictetus

Michael Frede

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/9780199233076.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter explores the way in which Epictetus' philosophy contributed to the development of the concept of a person, a process by which the term ‘person’ (prosōpon/persona) progressed from meaning ... More


Model

Ivor J. Davidson

in 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:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245789.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Ambrose models his text on the three books of Cicero's De officiis, written by Cicero to his son Marcus in 44 BC, under the influence of the Stoic philosopher Panaetius (with some further debts to ... More


The politics of virtue: three puzzles in Cicero’s De Officiis

Miriam Griffin

in Episteme, etc.: Essays in Honour of Jonathan Barnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199696482
eISBN:
9780191738036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696482.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

In this chapter, Cicero’s purpose in writing De Officiis is examined in the light of two puzzling features of the work: the restrictions he places on his subject, given that ‘duties’ are introduced ... More


Stoic Magnanimity

Christopher Gill

in The Measure of Greatness: Philosophers on Magnanimity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198840688
eISBN:
9780191882654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840688.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Stoic treatment of magnanimity was formulated independently from Aristotle’s, though there are points of resemblance, considered at the end of this chapter. In early Stoic thought, magnanimity is ... More


Dignity in Roman and Stoic Thought

Miriam Griffin

in Dignity: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199385997
eISBN:
9780199386024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385997.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The concept of dignitas at Rome signified a certain standing or rank in the community. Dignitas was inherently comparative, and one deserved treatment appropriate to one’s standing: that applied to ... More


Funerals, Faces, and Hellenistic Philosophers: On the Origins of the Concept of Person in Rome

René Brouwer

in Persons: A History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190634384
eISBN:
9780190634421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634384.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

In this chapter two phases of the origins and development of the concept of person in ancient Rome are discussed. In a prephilosophical phase, the origins of the word can be traced back to the ... More


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