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Title That one should disdain hardships : the teachings of a Roman Stoic / Musonius Rufus ; translated by Cora E. Lutz ; with an introduction by Gretchen Reydams-Schils.
Author Musonius Rufus, C. (Caius), approximately 30- author.
Publication New Haven : Yale University Press, [2020]
Description xxix, 124 pages ; 19 cm
Author: Gender group: gdr Men lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ Philosophers lcdgt
Ethnic/cultural group: eth Romans lcsh
First century, A.D. lcsh
Twenty-first century lcsh
Call # 188.9 M
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction -- A Note on the Translation -- That There Is No Need of Giving Many Proofs for One Problem -- That Man Is Born with an Inclination Toward Virtue -- That Women Too Should Study Philosophy -- Should Daughters Receive the Same Education as Sons? -- Which Is More Effective, Theory or Practice? -- On Training -- That One Should Disdain Hardships -- That Kings Also Should Study Philosophy -- That Exile Is Not an Evil -- Will the Philosopher Prosecute Anyone for Personal Injury? -- What Means of Livelihood Is Appropriate for a Philosopher? -- On Sexual Indulgence -- What Is the Chief End of Marriage? -- Is Marriage a Handicap for the Pursuit of Philosophy? -- Should Every Child That Is Born Be Raised? -- Must One Obey One's Parents Under All Circumstances? -- What Is the Best Viaticum for Old Age? -- On Food -- On Clothing and Shelter -- On Furnishings -- On Cutting the Hair -- 53 Fragments -- Sources of the Text -- Further Reading
Summary Perennial wisdom from one of history's most important Stoic teachers The Stoic philosopher Musonius Rufus was one of the most influential teachers of his era, imperial Rome, and his message still resonates with startling clarity today. Alongside Stoics like Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius, he emphasized ethics in action, displayed in all aspects of life. Merely learning philosophical doctrine and listening to lectures, they believed, will not do one any good unless one manages to interiorize the teachings and apply them to daily life. In Musonius Rufus's words, "Philosophy is nothing else than to search out by reason what is right and proper and by deeds to put it into practice." At a time of renewed interest in Stoicism, this collection of Musonius Rufus's lectures and sayings, beautifully translated by Cora E. Lutz and introduced by Gretchen Reydams-Schils, offers readers access to the thought of one of history's most influential and remarkable Stoic thinkers.
Subject Conduct of life -- Early works to 1800.
Ethics -- Early works to 1800.
Conduct of life. (OCoLC)fst00874563
Ethics. (OCoLC)fst00915833
Stoics. (OCoLC)fst01133750
Addl. Author Lutz, Cora E. (Cora Elizabeth), 1906-1985, translator.
Reydams-Schils, Gretchen J., writer of introduction.
Related To Electronic version: Musonius Rufus, C. (Caius), approximately 30- That one should disdain hardships. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2020] 9780300252286 (OCoLC)1139710282
ISBN 9780300226034 (hardcover) :
0300226039 (hardcover) :

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