Within the treatise "On Virtues" (part of his so-called Exposition of the Law), Philo of Alexandria demonstrates how Moses, his legislation, and the kingdom constituted through those legislation each one embrace definite widely-discussed ethical values, in particular, braveness (andreia), humanity (philanthropia), repentance (metanoia), and the Aristocracy (eugeneia). even though it makes vast use of fabric drawn from the Pentateuch, what the treatise presents is much greater than a remark on scripture. really, it contributes to a worldly apologetic reconstruction of Jewish origins, idealized in line with the foundations of either Greek philosophy and Roman political tradition. Guided through such ideas, Philo endeavors to set up the ethical, criminal, and social prestige of Judaism in the Greco-Roman global.
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