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Exemplary ethics in ancient Rome, Rebecca Langlands

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Exemplary ethics in ancient Rome
Title
Exemplary ethics in ancient Rome
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Langlands
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This ground-breaking study conveys the thrill and moral power of the ancient Roman story-world and its ancestral tales of bloody heroism. Its account of 'exemplary ethics' explores how and what Romans learnt from these moral exempla, arguing that they disseminated widely not only core values such as courage and loyalty, but also key ethical debates and controversies which are still relevant for us today. Exemplary ethics encouraged controversial thinking, creative imitation, and a critical perspective on moral issues, and it plays an important role in Western philosophical thought. The model of exemplary ethics developed here is based on a comprehensive survey of Latin literature, and its innovative approach also synthesizes methodologies from disciplines such as contemporary philosophy, educational theory, and cultural memory studies. It offers a new and robust framework for the study of Roman exempla that will also be valuable for the study of moral exempla in other settings
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Langlands, Rebecca
Dewey number
170.937
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ212
LC item number
.L28 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethics
  • Ethics, Ancient
  • Exempla
Label
Exemplary ethics in ancient Rome, Rebecca Langlands
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 30 Aug 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roman values and the archetypal exemplum -- The special capacity of exemplary stories -- Exploitation, participation and the social function exempla -- The experience of learning from exempla -- Multiplicity, breadth, diversity and situational sensitivity in exemplary ethics -- Working consensus around Roman exempla -- Indeterminacy of exempla : interpretation, motivation and improvisation -- Sites of exemplarity : referentiality, memory, orality -- The dynamics of cultural memory : forgetting, rupture, contestation -- Changing sites of exemplarity : two case studies -- Diachronic overview of the exemplary terrain -- Controversial thinking through exempla -- Philosophical and literary adventures in the exemplary terrain
Control code
CR9781139629164
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 368 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107040601
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Exemplary ethics in ancient Rome, Rebecca Langlands
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 30 Aug 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roman values and the archetypal exemplum -- The special capacity of exemplary stories -- Exploitation, participation and the social function exempla -- The experience of learning from exempla -- Multiplicity, breadth, diversity and situational sensitivity in exemplary ethics -- Working consensus around Roman exempla -- Indeterminacy of exempla : interpretation, motivation and improvisation -- Sites of exemplarity : referentiality, memory, orality -- The dynamics of cultural memory : forgetting, rupture, contestation -- Changing sites of exemplarity : two case studies -- Diachronic overview of the exemplary terrain -- Controversial thinking through exempla -- Philosophical and literary adventures in the exemplary terrain
Control code
CR9781139629164
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 368 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107040601
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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