Click here to get the answers to the most commonly asked RBL questions.

Review of Biblical Literature Blog

Hierocles the Stoic: Elements of Ethics, Fragments, and Excerpts
Ramelli, Ilaria
Konstan, David, translator

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009 pp. lxxxix + 179. $32.95

Buy this book now from SBL

Description: Hierocles, the Stoic philosopher of the early imperial age, is a crucial witness to Middle and Neo-Stoicism, especially with regard to their ethical philosophy. In this volume, all of Hierocles surviving works are translated into English for the first time, with the original Greek and a facing English translation: the Elements of Ethics, preserved on papyrus, along with all fragments and excerpts from the treatise On Duties, collected by Stobaeus in the fifth century C.E. and dealing mainly with social relationships, marriage, household, and family. In addition, Ramelli s introductory essay demonstrates how Hierocles was indebted to the Old Stoa and how he modified its doctrines in accord with Middle Stoicism and further developments in philosophy as well as his personal views. Finally, Ramelli s extensive commentary on Hierocles works clarifies philosophical questions raised by the text and provides rich and updated references to existing scholarship.

Subjects: Greco-Roman Literature, Literature

Login to Read the Review(s)

You must be a member of SBL to read the review(s). Enter your SBL Member ID and click the "Log in" button. Your use of this site indicates your acceptance of RBLís Terms of Use.

I donít remember my SBL Member ID.

Join SBL or renew your membership to read the review(s).



SBL Membership Id:  


Review by Troels Engberg-Pedersen
Published 5/30/2011
Citation: Troels Engberg-Pedersen, review of Ilaria Ramelli, Hierocles the Stoic: Elements of Ethics, Fragments, and Excerpts, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


Review by Douglas Estes
Published 9/4/2011
Citation: Douglas Estes, review of Ilaria Ramelli, Hierocles the Stoic: Elements of Ethics, Fragments, and Excerpts, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


Adobe Acrobat Reader
All RBL reviews are published in PDF format. To view these reviews, you must have downloaded and installed the FREE version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the Reader or you have an older version of the Reader, you can download the most recent version now.

 

 
Privacy PolicyTerms of UseContact Us