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Title: El cos molest en l'obra d'Epictet
Author: Fau Ramos, Maria Teresa
Jufresa, Montserrat
Keywords: Filosofia grega
Cos humà
Imperi Romà, 30 aC-476
Greek philosophy
Human body
Roman Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D.
Issue Date: Oct-2013
Publisher: Institut d'Estudis Catalans
Abstract: The work by Epictetus shows a remarkable amount of allusions to unpleasant aspects of the human body. It deals with expressions which sometimes could be almost considered aischrologia and, on other occasions, they really are. Our contribution approaches this subject and asks which might be the origin of this practice. We suggest the use of those expressions describes the body in terms fitting with Epictetus" stoic philosophy aimed to establish an inner separation between body and the right use of reason leading us into virtue. Furthermore his humble origin as a slave could help him in using unpleasant words without prejudices. Also Arrian could insist on that characteristic when transmitting Epictetus" teachings.
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It is part of: Ítaca. Quaderns Catalans de Cultura Clàssica, 2013, vol. , num. 28-29, p. 105-118
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ISSN: 0213-6643
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Filologia Grega, Filologia Llatina, Filologia Romànica i Filologia Semítica)

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