Studies in Stoicism

Hardcover | May 2, 2013

byP. A. Brunt, Michael Crawford

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This important volume fulfills one of Peter Brunt's (1917 - 2005) last wishes: a collection of his most important papers in the area of scholarship that had occupied him in his earliest years of research, and which largely absorbed his attention after his retirement from the Camden Chair ofRoman History at Oxford University in 1982.Brunt was interested primarily in Stoicism in the Roman period, and his chief concern was the practical influence of its ethical teaching on political and social life. Although his investigations were historical, they required a complete mastery of the Stoic texts and doctrine. Basing his workalmost entirely on the ancient sources, Brunt provides the most complete account and comparison available today not only of the ideas of the Roman Stoic moralists, but also of the political philosophy of the Greek founders of the Stoa. He believed that the ideas of the Stoics of the Roman periodwere essentially continuous with the thinking of the founders, and he did not accept that the concern with practical everyday morality in later Stoicism was a new development. Studies in Stoicism contains six unpublished and seven republished essays, the latter incorporating additions and changes which Brunt wished to be made. The papers have been integrated and arranged in roughly chronological order and by subject matter, with an accessible lecture to the OxfordPhilological Society serving as Brunt's own introduction.

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This important volume fulfills one of Peter Brunt's (1917 - 2005) last wishes: a collection of his most important papers in the area of scholarship that had occupied him in his earliest years of research, and which largely absorbed his attention after his retirement from the Camden Chair ofRoman History at Oxford University in 1982.Bru...

P. A. Brunt was formerly Camden Professor of Ancient History at the University of Oxford Miriam Griffin is Emeritus Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford Alison Samuels is Associate Lecturer at the Open University

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:592 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:May 2, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Miriam Griffin and Alison Samuels: Editors' Introduction1. Chrysippus on Practical Morality2. Political Attitudes of the Old Stoa3. Morality and Social Convention in Stoic Thought4. Aspects of the social thought of Dio Chrysostom and the Stoics5. Panaetius in De Officiis6. Cicero's Officium in the Civil War7. Stoicism and the Principate8. High Ranking Stoics under the Principate9. From Epictetus to Arrian10. Marcus Aurelius in his Meditations11. Marcus Aurelius and Slavery12. Marcus Aurelius and the Christians13. Late Stoic MoralistsMichael Crawford: Bibliography of the works of P.A.BruntBibliography to the unpublished papersIndex