cicero - The Romans (Cicero) - Transition from Greek to...

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The Romans (Cicero) - Transition from Greek to Roman Dominance Stoicism All people are equal members of a world community, and are guided by reason and the laws of nature T he good life can only be obtained through intellectual contemplation We are a citizen of the universe – and our actions contribute to the universe Proper life is a life lived according to nature Others cannot harm us unless we allow them No man is out master Stoicism cont. Human reason and nature work together All acts have a purpose A person does not need a physical retreat – has his soul All men have reason in common Death is natural – do not fear or despise it The early Stoics Polybius (204-122 BC) Born in Greece Held as a political prisoner in Rome for 17 years Became loyal to leading families in Rome Observed the rise of Roman power Wrote a 40 volume history of the 53 year period from the Second Punic War (219 BC) to the Conquest of Macedon by Rome (167 BC)
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PS 207 taught by Professor Watry during the Winter '08 term at N. Michigan.

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