lecture 4 - concentrate on: what makes Cato an exemplar of...

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Continued from Lect. 3: characteristics and functions of myth ( see there ) I. Roman virtues: cf. Livy (in Course Packet, pp. 24 [sorry, starts in the middle of the story] - 29): Horatius, Mucius, Cloelia , Manlius 1. virtus ( vir ) - military and civil 2. pietas ; NOT "piety" but connoting duty, respect, responsibility, obligation; opposite: me-ism 3. industria 4. gravitas 5. constantia 6. severitas II. The presumed Roman traditionalist: Cato the Elder (234-149 B. C.); Course Packet, pp. 71 - 87; Full name: Marcus Porcius Cato
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Unformatted text preview: concentrate on: what makes Cato an exemplar of Roman virtues and values (e.g., pp. 123-4, 133 [original page numbers]) A. early life; Fabius Maximus B. Cato the Censor (184-179 B.C.), pp. 136-140; sumptuary legislation C. Cato's flexibility; basilica (p. 140) and other episodes (pp. 130, 146-8) III. The Roman Expansion in Italy Various factors, e.g., no primogeniture ; bellum pium et iustum; military tactics: phalanx (clip from Alexander , 2004) vs. maniple...
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course CC 302 taught by Professor Galinsky during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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