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Author: Dirk Baltzly

pre-date the Ethics , it is not too difficult to see the Aristotelian idea of a telos or goal of living implicit in the Republic . 1 After all, the point of this work is to show that the truly just man is happier than the unjust man—even an unjust man who enjoys a good reputation—by inquiring

In: Eastern Christianity and Late Antique Philosophy
Author: Graeme Miles

Proclus’ own societal and philosophical context, Essay Twelve is effectively a philosophical pitch. For all that its details may seem abstruse and dry, it is, I believe, intended as a general presentation of a way of life which Proclus presents as superior to its competition, either the living of a non

In: Eastern Christianity and Late Antique Philosophy

transform readers to become godlike. Dorotheus’ reflections on monastic life provide metaphors to live by, by which insiders, in this case monks in Palestine, come to embody truths significant for their community in a process of self-transformation through the acquisition of theoretical knowledge and its

In: Eastern Christianity and Late Antique Philosophy
Author: Meaghan McEvoy

fall of Illus, Leontius and Pamprepius, would declare of the pagan in no favourable light that everyone living knew what sort of a man he was. 1 Pamprepius’ notoriety aside, his career offers a remarkable insight into the heights to which a pagan philosopher could still climb, thanks to the help of a

In: Eastern Christianity and Late Antique Philosophy
Author: Jürgen Klein

been through, his family felt he deserved to be honoured as a patriot. This may be the context of his brother’s recollections that, nevertheless, need to be critically cross-checked. 62 Yäkkatit 12 certainly was a fateful day for his brother Sǝbḥatu and his own life. Everything had to be explained

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In: Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity in a Global Context

. The only other work of his that is directed to Theodosius  II is his De recta fide , and in that instance Cyril’s reason for doing so was unambiguous—to curry favor with the court in his worsening dispute with Nestorius. It is, therefore, logical to look for a similar motivating factor with respect

In: Eastern Christianity and Late Antique Philosophy

Nicene position “motivated Euzoius, the Alexandrian native.” In this paper, Smith can even take pleasure “to hear Prof. Henry Chadwick’s conviction [expressed in a private conversation] that Euzoius’ creation of the LR, in his Antiochene struggle against competing religious com- munities, seems quite

In: Ignatius of Antioch and the Arian Controversy

recapitulating it. This recapitulation inaugurates a new period of historica! existence. Kosmas thus proposes two stages of historica! life divided by the incarnation. The first points to the incarnation; the second closely resembles heavenly life. These ideas - divine plan and division and change of

In: Byzantine Narrative
Author: Emma Strugnell

Skylitzes 123 Dion Smythe's assertion that women collectively form a 'minority group', while certainly provocative, relies upon a number of inaccurate assumptions about the nature of life in Byzantium. 1.1 Smythe's structuralist division of society into distinct spheres - 'public = male' and 'private

In: Byzantine Narrative
Author: Andrew F. Stone

life. The people ofThessaloniki, however, deprived of this emperor-sun, stumble as if in the dark. Indeed, they do not even see the tracks where he has been. However, the emperor has engaged in war on injustice (at Thessaloniki) from a distance. Thus his influence permeates through to all places

In: Eustathios of Thessaloniki