The Revival of Platonism in Cicero's Late Philosophy: Platonis aemulus and the Invention of Cicero

The Revival of Platonism in Cicero's Late Philosophy: Platonis aemulus and the Invention of Cicero

by William H. F. Altman

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ISBN-13: 9781498527132
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 05/09/2018
Pages: 331
Product dimensions: 6.03(w) x 8.67(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

William H. F. Altman teaches Latin and world history at E. C. Glass, a public high school in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: Cicero as Platonis aemulus

Part 1: The Foundations of Cicero’s Platonic Revival

Chapter 1. Cicero’s Platonic personae and the Problem of De legibus
Chapter 2. Augustine’s Hortensius and the Invention of “Cicero”
Chapter 3. Self-Contradictory Skepticism in the Academica
Chapter 4. The Limits of Stoicism and Tullia’s Shrine in De finibus

Part 2: The Literary Fruits of Cicero’s Platonism

Chapter 5. Womanly Humanism in the Tusculanae Disputationes
Chapter 6. Phaedo and Timaeus in De natura deorum
Chapter 7. Interpreting Plato’s Dreams in De divinatione
Chapter 8. Epicurus, Chrysippus, and Homer in De fato
Chapter 9. The Ciceronian Renaissance in De senectute and De amicitia

Part 3: Cicero’s Platonism in Action

Chapter 10. Returning in Topica, De officiis, and the Philippics
Chapter 11. Brutus as Funeral Oration.
Chapter 12. Ending with Orator.

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