Monthly Archives: September 2016

True Friendship

“Now I think the word amicus [friend] comes from the word amor [love], and amicitia [friendship] from amicus. ¬†For love is a certain “affection” of the rational soul whereby it seeks and eagerly strives after some object to possess it … Continue reading

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History Kindles the Desire for Honor

“I have often heard that Quintus Maximus, Publius Scipio, and other illustrious citizens of our state, used to say that the sight of their ancestors’ portrait-masks fired their hearts with an ardent desire to merit honour. ¬†Obviously they did not … Continue reading

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