CLCIV 476 - Pagans and Christians in the Roman World
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Credits:
3
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ULWR
Other:
WorldLit
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unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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In the ancient conception of wisdom, philosophy is the quest for knowledge of the purpose and destiny of the human soul, and of its relationship to the divine, as philosophers from Socrates to Augustine at any rate have thought. We will study the ancient idea of philosophy as a way of life: wisdom as realized outside the text, as the living self-disclosure of the philosopher who is in some sense not just a thinker, but is also a seer. Pagan and Christian philosophers agreed in all but name on the fundamental nature of reality and how to find it: what separated them was more often than not an institutional clash that forced them to draw ideological battle lines.

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CLCIV 476 - Pagans and Christians in the Roman World
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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ISBN: 0872207072
Neoplatonic philosophy : introductory readings, Author: [edited by] John Dillon, Lloyd P. Gerson., Publisher: Hackett Pub. Co. 2004
Required
ISBN: 0140445358
The history of the church from Christ to Constantine, Author: Eusebius ; translated by G.A. Williamson ; revised and edited with a new introduction by Andrew Louth., Publisher: Penguin Books [Rev. ed.] 1989
Required
ISBN: 9780199537822
Confessions, Author: Saint Augustine ; translated with an introduction and notes by Henry Chadwick., Publisher: Oxford University Press 1a ed. 199 2008
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ISBN: 9780199573202
Meditations, Author: Marcus Aurelius ; translated by Robin Hard ; with an introduction and notes by Christopher Gill., Publisher: Oxford University Press [New ed.]
Required
ISBN: 0486434591
The mystical theology ; and, The divine names, Author: Dionysius the Areopagite ; translated by C.E. Rolt., Publisher: Dover Publications 2004
Required
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