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Author Roskam, Geert

Title A commentary on Plutarch's De latenter vivendo / Geert Roskam
Published Leuven : Leuven University Press, 2007


Description 1 online resource (279 pages)
Series Plutarchea Hypomnemata ; v.1
Plutarchea hypomnemata.
Contents 3.1. Introduction: the work and its author3.2. Inconsistency between Epicurus' words and deeds; 3.3. The ethical arguments; 3.4. Epicurus' egoistic hedonism versus Plutarch's social commitment; 3.5. Man as a social being; 3.6. T he ontological foundations: the connection between being and beingknown; 3.7. An eschatological perspective; 3.8. Conclusion; 3.8.1. Plutarch as a polemicist: eristic strategies and anti-Epicurean polemicin De latenter vivendo; 3.8.2. Plutarch's own position as presented in De latenter vivendo
3.8.3. Plutarch's philosophical position in De latenter vivendo: a schematicsurvey3.9. Schematic structure of De latenter vivendo; Commentary; Chapter 1 (1128A-C):inconsistency between Epicurus' words and deeds; 1128A; 1128B; 1128BC; 1128C; Chapters 2-3 (1128C-1129A): The ethical arguments; 1128D; 1128E; 1128F; 1129A; Chapter 4 (1129A-D): Epicurus' egoistic hedonismversus Plutarch's social commitment; 1129B; 1129BC; 1129C; 1129CD; 1129D; Chapter 5 (1129DE): Man as a social being; 1129E; Chapter 6 (1129E-1130C): The ontological foundations:the connection between being and being known; 1129F
1130A1130AB; 1130B; 1130BC; Chapter 7 (1130C-E): An eschatological perspective; 1130CD; 1130D; 1130E; Bibliography; INDICES; Index locorum
Summary Plutarch''s De latenter vivendo is the only extant work from Antiquity in which Epicurus'' famous ideal of an ''unnoticed life'' (lathe biosas) is thematised as such. Moreover, the short rhetorical work provides a lot of interesting information about Plutarch''s polemical strategies and about his own philosophical convictions in the domains of ethics, politics, metaphysics, and eschatology. In this book, Plutarch''s anti-Epicurean polemic is understood against the background of the previous philosophical tradition. An examination of Epicurus'' own position is followed by a discussion of Plutarc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-245) and indexes
Notes Text in English and Greek
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Subject Plutarch. De latenter vivendo.
Plutarchus -- De latenter vivendo -- Kommentar.
Plutarque. "De latenter vivendo" -- commentaire.
Plutarchus. De latenter vivendo.
SUBJECT De latenter vivendo (Plutarch) fast
Subject Ethics, Ancient.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Ancient & Classical.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS -- European -- General.
Ethics, Ancient
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008351547
ISBN 9789461660190