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Cicero on the philosophy of religion : On the nature of the gods and On divination

Author: J P F Wynne
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the months before and after he saw Julius Caesar assassinated on the Ides of March, 44 BC, Cicero wrote two philosophical dialogues about religion and theology: On the nature of the gods and On divination. This book brings to life his portraits of Stoic and Epicurean theology, as well as the scepticism of the new Academy, his own school. We meet the Epicurean gods who live a life of pleasure and care nothing  Read more...
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Wynne, J. P. F., 1979-
Cicero on the philosophy of religion
Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
(DLC) 2019038333
Named Person: Marcus Tullius Cicero; Marcus Tullius Cicero
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J P F Wynne
ISBN: 9781107707429 1107707420 9781108763035 1108763030
OCLC Number: 1122751390
Notes: Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--Cornell University, 2008, titled Cicero on the philosophy of religion : De Natura Deorum and De Divinatione.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Cicero and the translation of philosophy from Greece to Rome --
Cicero's project in On the nature of the gods and On divination --
The beatitude of Gaius Velleius --
Balbus the reformer and Cotta the pontifex --
Quintus' Stoic case for divination --
Marcus' arguments against divination --
Marcus' moderation.
Responsibility: J.P.F. Wynne.

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Examining Cicero's engagement with Hellenistic (Stoic, Epicurean, and sceptical) philosophy of religion (the 'science and religion debate') in his two dialogues, On the Nature of the Gods and On  Read more...

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