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Moral Values in the Ancient World

1st Edition

By John Ferguson


254 pages

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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

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Ancient Philosophy

The books in this set, originally published between 1939 and 1991:

  • Focus on the concept of virtue, and in particular on the virtue of wisdom or knowledge,
  • Study the pilgrimage of the Ancient World in its search for moral truth.
  • Discuss the political implication of the spread of science in antiquity.

  • Examine the nature of Pre-Socratic thought and the three pluralist responses of Empedocles, Anaxagoras and the early Atomists.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical