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1st Edition

Moral Values in the Ancient World

ISBN 9781138202702
Published July 11, 2018 by Routledge
258 Pages

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Book Description

This book studies the pilgrimage of the Ancient World in its search for moral truth. After a brief examination of the values which dominated Homeric society and the subsequent aristocracies, the central portion of the book is an account and analysis of the moral ideas which illuminated the Greek, Roman and Hebrew worlds during the classical period. The volume discusses the cardinal virtues, the place of friendship, Plato’s love, philanthropia and the moral insights of the Jewish prophets and subsequently examines Christian love.

Table of Contents

1. The Homeric Age 2. The Values of Early Greek Society 3. The Cardinal Virtues 4. Friendship 5. Eros 6. Phialthropia 7. Homonoia 8. The Triumph of Autarcy 9. Romana virtus 10. The Virtues of a Roman Emperor 11. The Contribution of Judaism 12. Agape

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