The Ethics of Philodemus

Oxford University Press (2007)

Voula Tsouna
University of California at Santa Barbara
Voula Tsouna presents a comprehensive study of the ethics of the Epicurean philosopher Philodemus, who taught Virgil, influenced Horace, and was praised by Cicero. His works have only recently become available to modern readers, through the decipherment of a papyrus carbonized by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Tsouna examines Philodemus's theoretical principles in ethics, his contributions to moral psychology, his method, his conception of therapy, and his therapeutic techniques. The Ethics of Philodemus will be of considerable interest to scholars and students of classics, ancient philosophy, and ethics.
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Call number B598.P44.T76 2007
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