Saturday, February 23, 2013


The Value of Philosophy

Alan Cameron, The Last Pagans of Rome (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), p. 527:
We need not believe they all took their philosophy seriously, but some did. One senator called Rogatianus renounced his praetorship when the lictors were waiting at his front door, dismissed his servants, sold his property, made do with eating alternate days, and in no time was cured of the gout—a classic illustration of the value of philosophy.

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