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Popular Morality in the Early Roman Empire


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1. Introduction; Part I: 2. Proverbs; 3. Fables; 4. Gnomai; 5. Exempla; 6. Patterns; Part II: 7. The language of morality; 8. Moral authorities; 9. Time and morality; Part III: 10. The importance of being miscellaneous; 11. Popular morality and high philosophy; 12. Morality inter alia; Conclusion; Appendices.

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Explores how morality worked, for Roman society as a whole and for individuals.

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Teresa Morgan is University Lecturer in Ancient History at Oxford and a Fellow of Oriel College. She is the author of Literate Education in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds (1998).


Review of the hardback: 'This clear-headed, balanced and subtle analysis of an important but neglected topic should be in every university library.' The Journal of Classics Teaching

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