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4 09, 2017

Roman philosophy – ancient Rome

By |2018-04-24T11:41:37-07:00September 4th, 2017|Philosophy, Romans|0 Comments

A Roman man making a speech (Florence, about 50 BC) Thanks to VROMA for the image Romans meet Greek philosophy Roman men didn't begin studying philosophy until about 200 BC. At that time, the Romans were conquering Greece. So a lot of Roman soldiers and generals spent a lot of time in Greece, and got a chance to talk [...]

4 09, 2017

Cicero – Stoicism – Roman philosophy

By |2019-04-03T19:17:23-07:00September 4th, 2017|Philosophy, Romans|0 Comments

Cicero's philosophy: a bust of Cicero (Capitoline Museum, Rome) Who was Cicero? In the last years of the Roman Republic, great men like Julius Caesar and Pompey fought over which of them would rule Rome. Cicero was one of the last men to stand up for the old Republic. The Roman Republic Roman philosophy All [...]

4 09, 2017

Seneca – Roman philosophy – ancient Rome

By |2017-09-04T01:17:29-07:00September 4th, 2017|Literature, Romans|0 Comments

Seneca, the Roman philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca was one of the great writers of the Julio-Claudianperiod in Rome. He was born in the Roman province of Spain about 3 BC. But his aunt took him to Rome during the reign of the emperor Claudius, so Seneca could get a good education. Seneca's father was a well-known [...]

12 07, 2017

Greek philosophy – ancient Greece

By |2019-09-15T07:10:12-07:00July 12th, 2017|Greeks|5 Comments

Greek philosophy at a symposium: men talking at a party - Loan Ant.103.18.The Fitzwilliam Museum The beginnings of philosophy In the 500s BC, people all over Europe and Asia became more and more interested in great philosophical questions. Why are we here? How does the world work? Why do things happen the way [...]