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Coornhert On Virtue And Nobility

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This chapter proposes proposition of nobility being based on virtue alone was self-evident. Boethius argues that the only use of hereditary nobility is the incitement not to deviate from the virtues of one's ancestors and he declares that for God all men are equally noble and that only through their own sins can men forfeit their divine origin. Coornhert held the Bible to be an infallible, though not the only source of knowledge on how to live well, and his work contains countless references to the Bible. Coornhert does not belong to this movement. Finally, at the end of this chapter, Coornhert adds no less than eleven quotations and sayings from Euripides, Diogenes, Lycurgus, Antisthenes, Petrarch, Cicero, Seneca, Jerome and Chrysostom.

Keywords:Antisthenes; Boethius; COORNHERT; Diogenes; Euripides; NOBILITY; VIRTUE



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