Cicero: De Natura Deorum Book I by Marcus Tullius CiceroCicero: De Natura Deorum Book I by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Cicero: De Natura Deorum Book I

byMarcus Tullius CiceroEditorAndrew R. Dyck

Paperback | August 25, 2003

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This edition of the Latin text, with accompanying commentary, of the first book of Cicero's essay, On the Nature of the Gods comprises an exposition and refutation of the theology of the Epicurean philosophical school as well as a history of ancient reflections on the gods. Prefaced to the dialogue is Cicero's general justification for writing on philosophy. In his introduction, Andrew Dyck analyzes the work in the context of Cicero's intellectual development and of ancient views of the deity.
Born in Arpinum on January 3, 106 B.C., Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman orator, writer, and politician. In Rome, Cicero studied law, oratory, philosophy, and literature, before embarking on a political career. Banished from Rome in 59 B.C. for the execution of some members of the Catiline group, Cicero devoted himself to literature. ...
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Title:Cicero: De Natura Deorum Book IFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 25, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521006309

ISBN - 13:9780521006309

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Table of Contents

Introduction; M. Tvlli Ciceronis de Natvra Deorvm Liber I; Commentary; Appendix: prose rhythm.

Editorial Reviews

"This new commentary focuses almost exclusively on philosophical issues and stylistics, offering clear discussion helpful to novice and expert alike...it is without question a welcome addition to the growing body of scholarship on Cicero's De Natura Deorum." Bryn Mawr Classical Review