Rhetorical Texts of the 4th Century A.D. about Wealth and Its Loss

N. Tsitsanoudis-Mallidis, Ch. Stergioulis
2014 American Journal of Educational Research  
With this announcement we will try to present to the most possible extent, how wealth and its loss is dealt with by Basil of Caesarea and John Chrysostom, but also the way in which man is forced to deal with problems arising from both acquisition and possession and also loss-always according to the eternal word of the Gospel and of the orthodox viewpoint. Both texts belong to the homilitikon genre. The oration of Basil of Caesarea «Πρὸς τοὺς πλουτοῦντας» belongs to the Homilitikon category of
more » ... tikon category of his work and the content is practical and moral. It begins with a very short prologue (exordium). From the first lines of oration he makes sure he illustrates a portrait of the rich young man. The largest part of his speech is covered by the "πίστις" (probatio).
doi:10.12691/education-2-10-16 fatcat:yhe2723ul5c27f7sdn4sv7beau