Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-12 of 12 items

  • Keywords: dignitas x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Romani ueteres atque urbani sales: A Note on Cicero De Oratore 2.262 and Lucilius 173M

Anna Chahoud

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines how Cicero shaped his oratorical persona through the deployment of precise verbal devices (especially diminutives and irony), re-configuring his champions of the past by ... More


Introduction: Cicero's Letters and Linguistic Politeness

Jon Hall

in Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the social context of letter-writing during the Late Roman Republic, especially among the aristocracy and its concern with social manners. It also examines recent ... More


Doing Aristocratic Business: Affiliative Politeness and the Politeness of Respect

Jon Hall

in Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines in detail seven letters from Cicero's correspondence in order to establish some of the conventions of linguistic politeness typically used in more formal epistolary exchanges ... More


Redressive Politeness: Requests, Refusals, and Advice

Jon Hall

in Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines three types of face-threatening act that regularly occur in the social interaction and correspondence of Roman aristocrats: making requests, issuing refusals, and offering ... More


Assisted Suicide in Switzerland

Guenter Lewy

in Assisted Death in Europe and America: Four Regimes and Their Lessons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199746415
eISBN:
9780199866151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746415.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

According to the Swiss Criminal Code, assisted suicide is illegal only if done “for selfish motives.” While in other jurisdictions only physicians are allowed to engage in the practice of assisted ... More


Dignity: A History

Remy Debes (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199385997
eISBN:
9780199386024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385997.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The concept of dignity typically brings to mind an idea of moral status that supposedly belongs to all humans equally, and which serves as the basis of human rights. But this moralized meaning of ... More


Conclusion

James M. May

in Trials of Character: The Eloquence of Ciceronian Ethos

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780807817599
eISBN:
9781469616322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469616322.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This concluding chapter argues that the study of ethos in Ciceronian oratory is actually the story of the orator's struggle to establish an ethos of authority and exert it when it had been ... More


Rem Publicam Administrare

Louise Hodgson

in Res Publica and the Roman Republic: 'Without Body or Form'

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198777380
eISBN:
9780191823824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777380.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 2 examines the res publica as civic business, with a particular focus on the role of the magistrates, who enjoyed an intimate relationship with the res publica. Since an individual’s dignitas ... More


Dignity and Equality in Pufendorf’s Natural Law Theory

Simone Zurbuchen

in Philosophy, Rights and Natural Law: Essays in Honour of Knud Haakonssen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474449229
eISBN:
9781474460200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474449229.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter explores the ambiguity of the notion of dignity in Pufendorf’s natural law theory. On the one hand, dignity (dignatio) denotes the moral status of human beings in virtue of which they ... More


Introduction

Remy Debes

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/9780199385997.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Until the mid-nineteenth century, the concept of dignity almost invariably connoted elevated social rank, of the sort that marked nobility or ecclesiastic preferment. However, today dignity usually ... 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


In the Image of God: Human Dignity after the Fall

Bonnie Kent

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/9780199385997.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Christian writings from late antiquity through the Middle Ages have much to say about the dignity of various beings but little to say about the dignity that all humans have simply because they are ... More


View: