A. A. Long, Epictetus. How to Be Free An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life


Anthony Arthur Long (éd.), Epictetus. How to Be Free An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life, Princeton, 2018.

Éditeur : Princeton University Press
232 pages
ISBN : 9780691183909
$ 16.95

Epictetus. Encheiridion and Selections from Discourses. Translated and with an introduction by A. A. Long.
A superb new edition of Epictetus's famed handbook on Stoicism—translated by one of the world's leading authorities on Stoic philosophy
Born a slave, the Roman Stoic philosopher Epictetus (c. 55–135 AD) taught that mental freedom is supreme, since it can liberate one anywhere, even in a prison. In How to Be Free, A. A. Long—one of the world's leading authorities on Stoicism and a pioneer in its remarkable contemporary revival—provides a superb new edition of Epictetus's celebrated guide to the Stoic philosophy of life (the Encheiridion) along with a selection of related reflections in his Discourses.
Freedom, for Epictetus, is not a human right or a political prerogative but a psychological and ethical achievement, a gift that we alone can bestow on ourselves. We can all be free, but only if we learn to assign paramount value to what we can control (our motivations and reactions), treat what we cannot control with equanimity, and view our circumstances as opportunities to do well and be well, no matter what happens to us through misfortune or the actions of other people.
How to Be Free features splendid new translations and the original Greek on facing pages, a compelling introduction that sets Epictetus in context and describes the importance of Stoic freedom today, and an invaluable glossary of key words and concepts. The result is an unmatched introduction to this powerful method of managing emotions and handling life's situations, from the most ordinary to the most demanding.

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École de printemps : La main et l'écrit

École de printemps : La main et l'écrit

Circulation formelle et informelle des savoirs et techniques de l'écrit de l'Antiquité au 17e siècle

Appel à candidatures
Date limite : 15 mars 2019

Circulation formelle et informelle des savoirs et techniques de l'écrit de l'Antiquité au 17e siècle
Supports, graphies, édition et étude de corpus

Du 20 au 24 mai 2019
Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l'homme (MMSH)
Aix-en-Provence, France

Cette formation s'adresse aux doctorants, post-doctorants français et internationaux (master recherche sous recommandations), en histoire, lettres, philosophie, langues, arts, histoires de l'art, théologie, histoire du livre, histoire de l'écrit.
La langue de l'atelier est le français.

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Hieronymus noster: International Symposium on the 1600th Anniversary of Jerome’s Death

Hieronymus noster: International Symposium on the 1600th Anniversary of Jerome's Death

Ljubljana, October 24th–26th, 2019

Appel à contributions
Date limite : 31 mars 2019

The International Symposium on the 1600th Anniversary of Jerome's Death, Hieronymus noster, will take place in Ljubljana, on October 24th–26th, 2019, at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. It is being organised by the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts; the Universities of Ljubljana, Zagreb, Graz, and Warsaw; Central European University (CEU); International Network of Excellence “Europa Renascens”; DANUBIUS Project (Université de Lille); and the Institut des Sources chrétiennes.

Call for Papers
Hieronyme, veni foras, “Jerome, come out,” Jerome himself wrote in his letter to a friend (Ep. 4), stating a personal desire addressed to God. His own call will provide the starting point of the international scholarly symposium in 2019, commemorating the 1600th anniversary of Jerome's death. The encounter will highlight recent research trends related to Jerome's life, to his opus, and to the reception of this ancient ascetic, Biblical scholar, biographer, traveller, epistolographer, theologian, exegete, satirist, and controversialist. The meeting will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, among the archaeological sites of Roman Emona from his letters (Ep. 11–12), whose genius loci remains influenced by the proximity of Jerome's birthplace, Stridon. While the exact whereabouts of Stridon remain unknown, an excursion will be offered by symposium's organizers in order to discuss some of its potential locations. The conference will be interdisciplinary and will present Jerome in the light of the latest discoveries; its particular focus will be the archaeological finds of Christian Emona from 2018. The papers invited will consider – but will not be limited to – researching Jerome within the framework of historical context, archaeology, biblical exegesis, patristics, classical philology, and theology.

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I. T. Cardoso et M. Martinho (éd.), Cícero: obra e recepção


Isabella Tardin Cardoso et Marcos Martinho (éd.), Cícero: obra e recepção, Coimbra, 2019.

Éditeur : Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra
236 pages
ISBN : 978‑989‑26‑1670‑4

O livro reúne sete ensaios acerca de Cícero compostos por uma equipa internacional de especialistas neste Autor. Os ensaios distribuem-se entre duas seções: na primeira, estudos de obras de Cícero (os diálogos: Lucullus, De finibus, De oratore, De officiis); na segunda, estudos da recepção antiga e também tardia de Cícero (em Sêneca, em Petrarca, em Erasmo).


A tradição manuscrita do Lucullllus de Cícero: do corpus Leidense a William de Malmesbury e à fortuna no período humanístico
Malaspina, Ermanno

Cícero em Atenas: a Academia em cena no livro V do De finibus bonorum et malorum
Lima, Sidney Calheiros De

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C. Bishop, Cicero, Greek Learning, and the Making of a Roman Classic


Caroline Bishop, Cicero, Greek Learning, and the Making of a Roman Classic, Oxford, 2019.

Éditeur : Oxford University Press
384 pages
ISBN : 9780198829423
$ 99.00

The Roman statesman, orator, and author Marcus Tullius Cicero is the embodiment of a classic: his works have been read continuously from antiquity to the present, his style is considered the model for classical Latin, and his influence on Western ideas about the value of humanistic pursuits is both deep and profound. However, despite the significance of subsequent reception in ensuring his canonical status, Cicero, Greek Learning, and the Making of a Roman Classic demonstrates that no one is more responsible for Cicero's transformation into a classic than Cicero himself, and that in his literary works he laid the groundwork for the ways in which he is still remembered today.
The volume presents a new way of understanding Cicero's career as an author by situating his textual production within the context of the growth of Greek classicism: the movement had begun to flourish shortly before his lifetime and he clearly grasped its benefits both for himself and for Roman literature more broadly. By strategically adapting classic texts from the Greek world, and incorporating into his adaptations the interpretations of the Hellenistic philosophers, poets, rhetoricians, and scientists who had helped enshrine those works as classics, he could envision and create texts with classical authority for a parallel Roman canon.

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