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Ambrose: De OfficiisEdited with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (Two Volume Set)$
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Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199245789

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199245789.001.0001

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Purpose of the Work

Purpose of the Work

(p.45) VI Purpose of the Work
Ambrose: De Officiis

Ivor J. Davidson (Contributor Webpage)

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Ambrose's purpose is not to build bridges between Cicero and Christ, but to replace Cicero's work with a new Christian account of duties, designed to show the gospel's social triumph in a transformed Roman Empire. His text is intended for a variety of readerships: the clergy of Milan and Northern Italy; educated lay Christians; and interested secular sophisticates such as Symmachus.

Keywords:   clergy, Milan, Roman Empire, social triumph, Symmachus

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