But the Romans treated the philosophies they borrowed from the Greeks in a different way. They adopted these philosophies for their moral virtues rather than for their intellectual virtuosity and made philosophy a practical business. They did not seek knowledge for its own sake, or to understand causes. Romans generally did not see the point of the Greeks’ wanting to know such things. This had its effect on the Roman perception of ‘nature’ and what they considered worthy of note in their own world, the historiae.