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  • His most important ethical work is his De officiis, which is based mostly on the Stoic

    Christian Ethics. Volume I.���History of Ethics.

  • St Bernard of Clairvaux, Sermo 47 in Cantica Canticorum, PL 183, wrote: Pure vero vos moneo divinis officiis interesse, ut nil aliud dum psallitis, quam quod psallitis cogitetis....

    The singing of Psalms and the Divine Office

  • He was a busy man, publishing editions of ancient works like Cicero's De officiis, a work of moral philosophy; the Disticha Catonis, a popular collection of versified moral maxims from late antiquity; and the Mimes of Publilius Syrus, a minor but popular Roman playwright famous for his witty sayings.

    Desiderius Erasmus

  • Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet ut et voluptates repudiandae sint et molestiae non recusandae.

    Short Child etc.

  • Rupert of Tuy "Jacob's Ladder" De divinis officiis, lib 3, c.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Rupert of Tuy "Jacob's Ladder" De divinis officiis, lib 3, c.

    An embedded anthology of (mostly) patristic ecclesiology

  • Tres filii patrem ab excubiis, quinque ab omnibus officiis liberabanto.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Our academics too frequently offend in neglecting patrons, as [2067] Erasmus well taxeth, or making ill choice of them; negligimus oblatos aut amplectimur parum aptos, or if we get a good one, non studemus mutuis officiis favorem ejus alere, we do not ply and follow him as we should.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Note 112: Must., p. 37, chap. 104: "et extendere etiam et curvare similiter pedes singulasque partes corporis ita formare ut quae concava esse debent premantur, quae gracilia vero sunt constringantur, quae extantia, adducantur … caput vero diligenter rotundum facere, patellas etiam in genibus movere, deinde omne corpus suspendere et deponere et universas partes officiis suis restaurare." back

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • “Harmonious symmetry of limbs engages the attention and delights the eye” (De officiis I, 28, 98).

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas


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