The semantic field of wealth and poverty in Latin are studied both in Classical and Christian Latin. For example, "pauper" is not "egenus": while the former can be accepted, and even preferred, by philosophers, being "egenus" is basically negative because in this condition a man cannot be "safe" (condition of "asphaleia"). In a similar way, "dives" and "opimus" are not the same (the former is "static" and the latter is "active"). In Christian Latin the whole picture changes: the condition of dependence of men towards God is not negative, it is necessary for being saved.

Milanese, G. F., Note sul lessico latino della ricchezza e della povertà, in Monete mercanti banchieri. I precedenti greci e romani dell Euro, (Cividale del Friuli, 2002-09-26), ETS, Pisa 2003: 245-255 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/40522]

Note sul lessico latino della ricchezza e della povertà

Milanese
2003

Abstract

The semantic field of wealth and poverty in Latin are studied both in Classical and Christian Latin. For example, "pauper" is not "egenus": while the former can be accepted, and even preferred, by philosophers, being "egenus" is basically negative because in this condition a man cannot be "safe" (condition of "asphaleia"). In a similar way, "dives" and "opimus" are not the same (the former is "static" and the latter is "active"). In Christian Latin the whole picture changes: the condition of dependence of men towards God is not negative, it is necessary for being saved.
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Monete mercanti banchieri. I precedenti greci e romani dell Euro
I CONVEGNI DELLA FONDAZIONE NICCOLÒ CANUSSIO. Moneta Mercanti Banchieri. I precedenti greci e romani dell'Euro
Cividale del Friuli
26-set-2002
28-set-2003
88-467-0752-4
Milanese, G. F., Note sul lessico latino della ricchezza e della povertà, in Monete mercanti banchieri. I precedenti greci e romani dell Euro, (Cividale del Friuli, 2002-09-26), ETS, Pisa 2003: 245-255 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/40522]
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