01c Intro Rome - Values - Intro to Rome Roman Values Roman...

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Unformatted text preview: Intro. to Rome Roman Values 4/19/11 Roman Values History that is, Roman history: p atr iotic patr i a = country, pater = father Pietas duty : family state (the Roman people) the gods Nature domesticated: honors Rome’s a gr ar ian roots wild: gods/fate conceived as natural forces governing cosmos Gravitas 4/19/11 gravitas = dignity, seriousness of purpose; assoc. with maturity Roman Religion Ancient: Saturn (Greek Chronos) see Temple of Saturn in the Forum; Virgil’s Eclogue 4 Adoption / Adaptation of Greek pantheon: Jupiter/Jove, Juno, Neptune, Minerva, Apollo, Bacchus, etc. Non-exclusive: Roman religion is a state religion. Other popular religions: Cybele; Isis; Mithraism. Judaism: exempt from tithes. Christianity tolerated after late 200s. Rome Christian after early 300s. 4/19/11 Greek philosophy was interested in metaphysics, science, justice. Roman philosophy focused on practical issues like how to live without too much mental suffering. Two Roman philosophical traditions: Epicurianism: Stoicism: mortality of soul, freedom from superstition acceptance of l ogos: fate/gods/nature Roman Philosophy 4/19/11 ...
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