Roman Religion and Philosophy

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Roman Religion and Philosophy I. Roman Gods A. Composed of numerous tribes B. City takes over the religions C. New gods added D. No sacred text E. Act of patriotism F. Toleration of conquered religions G. Roman religion failed to meet the spiritual needs of the people II. Emperor Worship A. Started with Augustus B. Direct relationship between gods and heroes C. Why is he the Emperor? D. Emperor served as a god E. Emperor’s birthday F. Christians and Jews refused to worship the Emperor III. Epicureanism A. Founded by Epicurus, a Greek philosopher (341-270 BC) B. No large following C. “The correct goal and principle of human actions is pleasure.”
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Unformatted text preview: D. World is composed of two items: small particles (atoms) and space E. The arrangement determines the object F. Atoms are indestructible G. Gods do not matter H. At death the atoms separate IV. Stoicism A. Founded by Zeno, Greek philosophy (350-260 BC) B. Living according to nature or reason or duty (Gods) C. A life controlled by reason D. Based on the example of the wise man or sage. E. Cicero used the term duty F. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations G. Stoicism failed 1. Too intellectual 2. No clearly defined rules of moral conduct 3. It did not relate to religious or spiritual needs of the people...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course HUMANITIES 1020 taught by Professor Szymanski during the Winter '08 term at Valencia.

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