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it did the realization of a particular way of life [1; 2; 3; 4; 5] (cf. Sext. Emp. Adv. math. 9,178-180), i.e. living in a way that outsiders might regard strange and even absurd. This was often realized within the philosophical schools - communities in which teachers and pupils had daily contact

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by pastoral considerations and a Biblical standpoint (literary depiction in the Historia Lausiaca of Palladius ). Intermediate forms: communities living the ascetic life without the complete renunciation of possessions. The large number of (male and female) monks alone (said to be

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rooted in the ancient ethics of virtue ( Justice ). One goal of ancient philosophy was reflection on how to live 'well', i.e. happily. Techniques and exercises for living a good life - which, in 'concern for oneself', encompassed body and soul, 'learning how to die' ( meditatio mortis ) as

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chapter two AMOUSIA: LIVING WITHOUT THE MUSES* Stephen Halliwell 1. Introduction Without music life would be a mistake: ‘Ohne Musik wäre das Leben ein Irrthum’. So, famously, wrote Friedrich Nietzsche in the first section (‘Max- ims and Arrows’) of Twilight of the Idols.1 As always, Nietzsche had

In: Aesthetic Value in Classical Antiquity

concluded that ltJVX~ at this early period meant virtually "life", thus protecting early Greek epic from the possible accusation of fos- tering belief in a double which survives death and can therefore have an effect upon the world of the living. He saw cpp~v/cppEvEc;, 0uµ6c;, ~Top, K~p, and Kpa81ri as

In: A Study of Thumos in Early Greek Epic

living are out- weighed by the corresponding disadvantages.40 Seneca presents himself as readily resorting to such a process of calculation, in considering whether life continues to be worth living in the face of the physical and mental afflictions of old age (epist. 58.34f.). The term ratio, in the

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source for the ancient perception of landscape are poetry and painting . The writers of bucolics ( Theocritus [2] , Vergilius , Longus , Calpurnius [III 3] Siculus , Nemesianus [1] ), for example, reflect the yearning for a simple country life, also interpreted as a reaction to civilization

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publicity, were not always positive and Panhellenic. Although not as politically significant as war or economics, athletics nonetheless formed a historical factor worthy of consideration in Greek political life. 1 At Athens gymnastic and equestrian competition was a visible, prestigious activity, and

In: Athletics in Ancient Athens

point of saying, as Aristotle does, that eudaimonia is self-sufficient, not in the sense that one living such a life does not need outside attachments, or in the sense that one lacks noth- ing one could want, but rather in the sense that eudaimonia requires having enough of what one needs for

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. Phdr. 279a). He is not a wise man, nor is he a simple ignorant man, but he is so motivated by his love of sophia that he devotes his life to searching for it. Sophia , which is to be striven for as the highest kind of theoretical knowledge, and as insight into the

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