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Bibil Identifier bibil:202248
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Hierocles the Stoic: Elements of Ethics, Fragments, and Excerpts
Author Ramelli, Ilaria
Translator Konstan, David
Series Society of Biblical Literature. Writings from the Greco-Roman World (Volume: 28)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 84/28
Place 875HIEROCS1
Department Grec
Publishing house Society of Biblical Literature
Place Atlanta
ISBN 978-1-58983-418-7
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages lxxxix Pages
179 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Notes "The present work is a translation of Ilaria Ramelli's text, translation, introduction, and commentary ..." (Translator's Preface, p. vii).
Abstract Hierocles, the Stoic philosopher of the early imperial age, is a crucial witness to Middle and Neo-Stoicism, especially with regard to their ethical philosophy.In this volume, all of Hierocles’ surviving works are translated into English for the first time, with the original Greek and a facing English translation: the Elements of Ethics, preserved on papyrus, along with all fragments and excerpts from the treatise On Duties, collected by Stobaeus in the fifth century C.E. and dealing mainly with social relationships, marriage, household, and family. In addition, Ramelli’s introductory essay demonstrates how Hierocles was indebted to the Old Stoa and how he modified its doctrines in accord with Middle Stoicism and further developments in philosophy as well as his personal views. Finally, Ramelli’s extensive commentary on Hierocles’ works clarifies philosophical questions raised by the text and provides rich and updated references to existing scholarship.

“Hierocles is an important but often neglected Stoic author, and it is a great service to bring together all his works in a fresh edition; the English translation is clear and reliable; the commentary and introduction provide a thorough and up-to-date synthesis of wide-ranging but often inaccessible scholarship on the history of Stoicism. Ramelli and Konstan—along with the SBL—deserve our hearty thanks. Hierocles can now take his place alongside Seneca, Epictetus, Musonius Rufus and Marcus Aurelius in our understanding of later Stoic philosophy.”
— Brad Inwood, University Professor, Classics and Philosophy, University of Toronto (Présentation sur le site de l'éditeur)
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Philosophy : Stoics
Genres Edition (Original Text)
Modern Translation
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