Praetextatus – Contents

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Maijastina Kahlos, Vettius Agorius Praetextatus – Senatorial Life in Between. Acta Instituti Romani Finlandiae no. 26, Roma 2002.
 

CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 PRELIMINARY REMARKS
 Pagans and Christians
 The sources
 Praetextatus in late antique studies
1.2 SENATORIAL LIFE
 The senatorial aristocracy in the fourth century
 Birth and family
 The senatorial career in the fourth century
 Early career
 The city prefecture of Rome
 The trials under Valentinian I
 Otium cum dignitate
 The praetorian prefecture and the consolate

2 RELIGION AS A PART OF THE ARISTOCRATIC CODE OF LIFE
2.1 ROME IN THE FOURTH CENTURY

 The legislation against pagans under the Christian emperors
2.2 THE PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE IN ROME
2.3 CULTS
 The Roman civic religion
 Mysteries and initiations
 The Cultivation of a myriad gods
2.4 PAGAN TOPOGRAPHY
 The restoration of the Porticus deorum consentium
 The Maeniana
 Protection of pagan buildings
 Praetextatus’ ascent to the Capitol
2.5 IDEAS AND CONNECTIONS
 The universal divinity
 Neoplatonic traditions
 Emperor Julian and the Roman aristocracy
 Themistius and religious pluralism
 The performance of the Roman civic religion
2.6 PRAETEXTATUS AND DAMASUS
 The conflict between Damasus and Ursinus
 The alliance between the ’popes’

3 CULTURAL PURSUITS
3.1 THE SENATORIAL OTIUM LITTERARUM
 Amicitia and letter writing in senatorial code of life
 Praetextatus as an arbiter of literary taste
 Libris veterum ruminandis – Praetextatus’ otium litterarum
3.2 PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES
 Analytica priora et posteriora
 Speculations on the Categoriae decem
 Praetextatus as a philosopher
 The philosophical studies of the Roman aristocracy
3.3VALUES AND VIRTUES
 The prestige of culture
 The hierarchy of virtues
 Holy matrimony – the ideal of senatorial marriage

4 DEATH AND IMMORTALITY
4.1 THE REACTIONS TO PRAETEXTATUS’ DEATH
4.2 CHRISTIAN INVECTIVE

 The condemnation by Jerome
 The Carmen contra paganos – specualtions
 The polarisation of pagan and Christian attitudes
4.3 IMMORTALITY
 Sorte mortis eximens
 The certainty of immortality
 The astral immortality of the soul
 Pagan and Christian expressions of immortality

5 SAECULUM PRAETEXTATI: PRAETEXTATUS IN MACROBIUS’ SATURNALIA
5.1 MACROBIUS’ SATURNALIA
5.2 THE IMAGE OF PRAETEXTATUS IN MACROBIUS’ SATURNALIA
 An ideal host
 Omnium sacrorum praesul
 Apology for the Roman pagan aristocracy?
5.3 PRAETEXTATUS’ TREATISE ON THE SUN
 Solar theology
 Macrobius sources
 Macrobius and Vergil
 Praetextatus as Macrobius’ spokesman

6 A HOLY MAN FOR THE PAGANS?
6.1 PRAETEXTATUS AND HOLY MEN IN ANTIQUITY
6.2 APOTHEOSIS?

7 A SENATORIAL LIFE IN BETWEEN
 A man of letters
 A man of gods
 The making of the memory of a ’great man’

APPENDIX: SOURCES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX OF NAMES
GENERAL INDEX
INDEX LOCORUM

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