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By Daniele Pevarello

Daniele Pevarello analyzes the Sentences of Sextus , a moment century choice of Greek aphorisms compiled by means of Sextus, an differently unknown Christian writer. the categorical personality of Sextus' assortment lies within the proven fact that the Sentences are a Christian rewriting of Hellenistic sayings, a few of that are nonetheless preserved in pagan gnomologies and in Porphyry. Pevarello investigates the matter of continuity and discontinuity among the ascetic developments of the Christian compiler and aphorisms selling self-discipline in his pagan assets. specifically, he exhibits how a few points of the Stoic, Cynic, Platonic and Pythagorean ethical traditions, resembling sexual restraint, voluntary poverty, the perform of silence and of a secluded existence have been creatively mixed with Sextus' ascetic time table opposed to the heritage of the biblical culture. Drawing in this adoption of Hellenistic ethical traditions, Pevarello exhibits how nice a component the ethical culture of Greek paideia performed within the shaping and improvement of self-restraint between early Christian ascetics.

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