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By Gareth D. Williams,Katharina Volk

ISBN-10: 0199999767

ISBN-13: 9780199999767

while the Romans followed Greek literary genres and inventive options, they didn't slavishly imitate their versions yet created brilliant and unique works of literature and artwork of their personal correct. an identical is correct for philosophy, though the truth that the wealthy Roman philosophical culture continues to be all too usually handled as an insignificant footnote to the heritage of Greek philosophy. This quantity goals to reassert the importance of Roman philosophy and to discover the "Romanness" of philosophical writings and practices within the Roman global, endeavoring to teach that the Romans of their artistic edition of Greek modes of notion constructed refined sorts of philosophical discourse formed by way of their very own historical past and associations, ideas, and values--and last--but now not least--by the Latin language, which almost all Roman philosophers used to precise their ideas.

This quantity of 13 chapters through a world team of experts in historical philosophy, Latin literature, and Roman social and highbrow background strikes from Roman attitudes to and practices of philosophy to the nice overdue Republican writers Cicero and Lucretius, then onwards to the early Empire and the paintings of Seneca the more youthful, and eventually to Epictetus, Apuleius, and Augustine. utilizing quite a few ways, the essays show the variety and originality of Roman philosophical discourse over the centuries.

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