Robert A. Kaster

in Emotion, Restraint, and Community in Ancient Rome

Published in print August 2005 | ISBN: 9780195140781
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199789283 | DOI:

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This epilogue explores the uniquely Roman ethical concept of wholeness (integritas), the term that gives its name to the modern concept of “integrity”. It shows how the ancient concept differs from the modern in being less concerned with notions of inwardness, autonomy, and authenticity, and more concerned with a kind of “baseline” or “threshold” ethical soundness, of the sort that would be displayed by someone who correctly experienced the emotions studied in the books earlier chapters.

Keywords: integritas; integrity; authenticity; ethics

Chapter.  7542 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical History

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