The Roman Mind: Studies in the History of Thought from Cicero to Marcus Aurelius M.L. Clarke

ISBN: 9780674778658

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The Roman Mind: Studies in the History of Thought from Cicero to Marcus Aurelius  by  M.L. Clarke

The Roman Mind: Studies in the History of Thought from Cicero to Marcus Aurelius by M.L. Clarke
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The adaptation of Greek ideas by Rome, the relation of these ideas to inherited tradition, and the outlook of Romes intellectual leaders from Cicero to Marcus Aurelius form the subject of Professor Clarkes The Roman Mind. The author shows how GreekMoreThe adaptation of Greek ideas by Rome, the relation of these ideas to inherited tradition, and the outlook of Romes intellectual leaders from Cicero to Marcus Aurelius form the subject of Professor Clarkes The Roman Mind.

The author shows how Greek philosophy helped form the culture of the Ciceronian age, and how Roman life was modified by the Greek influence and yet kept its own character- he discusses the ideas of the Augustan period and those of the early Empire- and finally writes of that distinctive Roman contribution to the art of living expressed in the word humanitas.

His book will introduce students of the Classics to an aspect of ancient Rome which tends to be ignored in the standard histories of Rome and of Latin literature.Contents:The Background of Thought in the Ciceronian Age --Epicureanism --Stoicism --Cicero and Philosophy --Philosophy in the Augustan Age --Religion in the Augustan Age --The National Spirit --The Political Ideas of the Early Empire --Fate and the Gods --The Stoic Way of Life --Humanities --Epilogue.



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