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Stoicism: Understanding Roman Moral Philosophy

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How did Roman moral philosophy begin?

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1. How did the Mos Maiorum ensure that the Romans would always act in an ethical and righteous manner?

2. Why did Stoicism adjust so well to Roman society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these resources to test yourself on topics like traditional Roman virtues and the main focus of Stoicism. All of the quiz questions are multiple-choice.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assess yourself on the following with this quiz/worksheet combo:

  • Unwritten rules and customs of early Roman life
  • Traditional Roman virtues
  • Origin of Stoicism
  • Essential focus(es) of Stoicism
  • Major Roman Stoic philosophers

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Stoicism and Roman moral philosophy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of Stoicism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the origins of Stoicism

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson titled Stoicism: Understanding Roman Moral Philosophy to continue your studies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Recognize the contributions of major Stoic philosophers
  • Understand terms such as disciplina and fides
  • Review the social, religious and political virtues of the Romans
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