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Virtues and Vices, Catalogues of
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[German Version]

I. Religious Studies

The formation of catalogues of virtues and vices in the Hellenistic period (Hellenism) during the conceptualization of moral philosophy appears primarily in the sources of Peripatetic and Stoic theories of the good (for texts see SVF III, no. 377–490; Vögtle, Kamlah, Fitzgerald). The lists may be in loose, traditional order or arranged systematically. They contain basic knowledge intended for parenesis m…

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Betz, Hans Dieter, “Virtues and Vices, Catalogues of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_12677>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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