Popular Morality in the Early Roman Empire
By (author) Teresa Morgan
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Popular Morality in the Early Roman Empire by Teresa Morgan
Book DescriptionMorality is one of the fundamental structures of any society, enabling complex groups to form, negotiate their internal differences and persist through time. In the first book-length study of Roman popular morality, Dr Morgan argues that we can recover much of the moral thinking of people across the Empire. Her study draws on proverbs, fables, exemplary stories and gnomic quotations, to explore how morality worked as a system for Roman society as a whole and in individual lives. She examines the range of ideas and practices and their relative importance, as well as questions of authority and the relationship with high philosophy and the ethical vocabulary of documents and inscriptions. The Roman Empire incorporated numerous overlapping groups, whose ideas varied according to social status, geography, gender and many other factors. Nevertheless it could and did hold together as an ethical community, which was a significant factor in its socio-political success.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521875530
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Teresa Morgan
Roman Faith and Christian Faith, Hardback (May 2015)
This book begins with the question why 'faith' (pistis/fides) was so important to early Christians that it dominated their earliest writings. It argues that the study of emerging Christian pistis/fides must be interdisciplinary, located in the social practices and mentalites of Hellenistic Judaism and the early Roman empire.
Popular Morality in the Early Roman Empire, Paperback (February 2010)
Explores how morality worked, for Roman society as a whole and for individuals.
Literate Education in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds, Paperback (August 2007)» View all books by Teresa Morgan
Assessment of the content, structures and significance of education in Greek and Roman society.
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Author Biography - Teresa Morgan
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).
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