Philodemus on Rhetoric Books 1 and 2: Translation and Exegetical Essays

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The Epicureans were notorious in antiquity for denigrating most forms of civic participation, and for rejecting those cultural activities (such as poetry, music and rhetoric) which are broadly labeled paideia. In this, as in all else, they ostensibly took their cue from Epicurus and the other founders of the School. In contrast to this, the Epicurean Philodemus, who lived and wrote in Italy in the first century B.C., presents an interesting case, for a substantial portion of his surviving work is preoccupied with ...

Philodemus on Rhetoric Books 1 and 2: Translation and Exegetical Essays 2005, Routledge, New York, NY

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