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Description - Cicero: De Natura Deorum Book I by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Book 1 of De Natura Deorum exhibits in a nutshell Cicero's philosophical method, with the prior part stating the case for Epicurean theology, the latter (rather longer) part refuting it. Thus the reader observes Cicero at work in both constructive and skeptical modes as well as his art of characterizing speakers. Prefaced to the Book is Cicero's most elaborate justification of his philosophical writing. The Book thus makes an ideal starting point for the study of Cicero's philosophica or indeed of any philosophical writing in Latin, since it delineates the problems such a project raised in the minds of Roman readers and shows how Cicero thought they could be met. There is also a systematic and detailed doxography of ancient views about the deity, an important document in itself, presented from an Epicurean perspective. The volume's Introduction situates this text within Cicero's intellectual development and ancient reflection about the gods.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521006309
ISBN-10: 0521006309
Format: Paperback
(186mm x 123mm x 17mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Andrew R. Dyck is Professor of Classics at UCLA. He is the author of numerous books, including A Commentary on Cicero, De Officiis (1996; ISBN 0472107194).

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