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Author: Jane Sancinito

robbers preparing an ambush. 2 Ignoring the fact that Clodius was just as likely to be prey as predator and that this particular journey cost him his life, Cicero was fundamentally right: it was a dangerous business being out on the roads of the Roman world after dark, and, as twilight fell, honest

In: The Values of Nighttime in Classical Antiquity
Author: Koen Vacano

tragic hero because the very success that is his meaning is his undoing”. 40 By asserting himself as an individual above the crowd, by living the American dream if you will, Scarface inevitably creates the enemies that will destroy him. As in Aristotle’s view, the very aspiration for a good outcome is

In: Framing Classical Reception Studies

proper Stoic life, with the poem as a whole an exhortation to philosophy. 1 Stoicism is undeniably central to the work, 2 as it is to Persius’ satire more broadly: his worldview everywhere on display is rooted in Stoic beliefs, and he is known to have studied with Lucius Annaeus Cornutus, the Stoic

In: The Values of Nighttime in Classical Antiquity
Author: David Fearn

and the uncertainties this gives a picture of Sappho’s life with a favourite girl. Such were the delights which they shared – the wearing of flowers as garlands or necklaces, the use of rich scent, visits to shrines and temples, no doubt because ceremonies were held in them. That this life was

In: Greek Lyric of the Archaic and Classical Periods
Author: Sara Saba

can illuminate. 29 Just as the Attalids are key to Pergamon’s history and development, Sparta’s proximity influenced Tegea’s life for centuries. Their relationship was not consistently a state of enmity or friendship, but rather alternated between phases of collaboration and armed opposition such

In: Isopoliteia in Hellenistic Times
Author: Michael M. Shaw

. 18 The second way to understand unqualified generation is when the organized capacities for life, and the order of a formal substratum, become actualized as a material substratum. Such quickening of a σπέρμα constitutes unqualified generation as birth of a living substance from the privation, or not

In: Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy
Author: STEPHEN MENN

shows that it is a specification of, and an attempt to re- solve problems in, the Platonic and Aristotelian conception of the T£ÀOS" as a life according to virtue. Living 6ixo\oyov)xivo)$ T?7 4)�(reL is a spe- cial way of living 6IAoXoyovAevws,, consistently, as opposed to J1.l1xop

In: Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy

drink and abounding in beds, and there was a dreadful and ill-smelling stench of frogs, dying and living and dead.5298ὑπὸ δὲ τούτων τῶν κακῶν ἐλαυνομένων τῶν ᾈγυπτίων τὸν Μωυσῆν ἐκέλευσεν ὁ βασιλεὺς οἴχεσθαι τοὺς Ἑβραίους λαβόντα, καὶ παραχρῆμα τοῦτ’ εἰπόντος ἠφάνιστο τῶν βατράχων τὸ πλῆθος καὶ ἥ τε γῆ

In: Flavius Josephus Online
Author: Ronna Burger

through the eyes of the many we see the political life as motivated simply by the desire for honor. As for the third candidate, the theoretical life, Aristotle only promises to investigate it later. He passes, instead, to a consider- ation of "the money-making life," without clarifying whether it

In: Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy

activity [contemplation]. For, in the case of the gods, each of their lives is blessed; in the case of humankind, each life is blessed insofar as it has something similar to this activity. But none of the other living things is blessed, since none has a share in contemplation in any way. In fact the

In: Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy