15 July, 2010

Do ut des

One of the sources of social grease in the ancient classical world was reciprocity. Aristotle even defined friendship in terms of reciprocity: far less than being constituted by the self-immolation we on the basis of millennia of Christian formation today think of as being true friendship, it was built upon the mutuality of loyalty, trustworthiness, and all the friendly virtues. This, at least in the study of Roman religion, is known as the do ut des principle: I give so that you will give.

Well, in that spirit, and having been given to, it's only fair, I think to draw attention through this e-medium to the many folks and sites who have graciously advertised "Lutheranism & the Classics" for us. Readers may even wish to visit these sites in the hopes of finding new friends, new ideas--in fact, that's the hope. Meanwhile, to all of them, Renascentes Musae and "Lutheranism & the Classics" offer their thanks!

rogueclassicism (scroll down to 9 July 2010)
LCMS (front page, under news)
Concordia Theological Seminary (under events: conferences)

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