Volume XX, Philosophical Treatises: On Old Age. On Friendship. On Divination. (Loeb Classical Library)

Volume XX, Philosophical Treatises: On Old Age. On Friendship. On Divination. (Loeb Classical Library)

by Cicero
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674991702

ISBN-13: 9780674991705

Pub. Date: 01/28/1923

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106—43 BCE), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement, tension and intrigue of

Overview

Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106—43 BCE), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement, tension and intrigue of politics and the part he played in the turmoil of the time. Of about 106 speeches, delivered before the Roman people or the Senate if they were political, before jurors if judicial, 58 survive (a few of them incompletely). In the fourteenth century Petrarch and other Italian humanists discovered manuscripts containing more than 900 letters of which more than 800 were written by Cicero and nearly 100 by others to him. These afford a revelation of the man all the more striking because most were not written for publication. Six rhetorical works survive and another in fragments. Philosophical works include seven extant major compositions and a number of others; and some lost. There is also poetry, some original, some as translations from the Greek.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Cicero is in twenty-nine volumes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674991705
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1923
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series , #154
Edition description:
12th printing/1st pub.1931/index
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
517,894
Product dimensions:
4.54(w) x 6.59(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

De Senectute

Introduction

Text and Translation

De Amicitia

Introduction

Text and Translation

De Divinatione

Introduction

Text and Translation

Index To The De Senectute

Index To The De Amicitia

Index To The De Divinatione

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