By Philodemus, Voula Tsouna (trasl.)
Philodemus used to be a big Epicurean thinker energetic in southern Italy within the first century B.C.E. His treatise On estate administration, whose surviving half is totally translated right here into English for the 1st time, focuses totally on the vices or virtues interested in the purchase and protection of estate and wealth. The extant is still of the paintings comprise the main broad and thorough remedy of estate administration present in any Hellenistic writer. Philodemus criticizes rival writings via Xenophon and Theophrastus almost about oikonomia, or estate administration, and defends his personal Epicurean perspectives at the subject. extra systematic and philosophical than rival ways, the treatise clarifies many ethical matters concerning the ownership and upkeep of estate and wealth and gives believable solutions to a cluster of ethical questions.
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47 Concerning punctuation, the paragraphos is marked under the line of the left part of the column. 19). The scribe almost never leaves a space at the end of a sentence. However, he quite frequently adds a point (marked with an asterisk by Jensen) at the end of a sentence, above the line. 2) and at the end of the book the scribe draws a coronis. Finally, at the left of some verses (frag. 7) there is a mark that looks like a line slanting upward to the right, but there is no firm indication as to what it may mean (see Jensen 1906, xii).
Editions and Contributions to the Text PHerc. 1424 was first edited by Thom Gaisford in Herculanensium Voluminum pars I (Gaisford 1824), 83–105, and soon afterward by Francesco Javarone in Herculanensium voluminum quae supersunt tomus III (Javarone 1827). Other editions previous to Jensen notably include: Karl Wilhelm Göttling, Ἀριστοτέλους Οἰκονομικός. Ἀνωνύμου Οἰκονομικά. D. dissertation, “Textkritische Bemerkungen zu Philodems Oeconomicus” (1895). 45. See Jensen’s index verborum. 46. 9 the -κ has changed into a -χ.
Moreover, virtues such as generosity, philanthropy, and the disposition to care for one’s friends are morally desirable, but they harm the growth and preservation of one’s estate in ways in which their corresponding vices do not. Philodemus’s response to this charge is complex and ingenious. In the first place, he points out that the philosopher cannot reasonably be called a bad manager in the ordinary sense of the term. 37–39). 7–12). 10–23). 21–25), for he does not waste his wealth but preserves it.