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Cicero's Treatise On The Nature Of The Gods

C. D. Yonge

Cicero's Treatise On The Nature Of The Gods is a philosophical work that explores the nature of the gods and the universe. Written by the Roman statesman and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero, the book is a dialogue between three characters who represent different schools of thought: the Epicureans, the Stoics, and the Academics. The book is divided into three parts, each of which examines a different perspective on the nature of the gods. In the first part, the Epicureans argue that the gods are distant and uninvolved in human affairs, and that the universe is the result of chance and natural processes. In the second part, the Stoics argue that the gods are active and involved in human affairs, and that the universe is the result of divine design. In the third part, the Academics argue that it is impossible to know the nature of the gods and the universe with certainty, and that we should instead focus on living a virtuous life.Throughout the book, Cicero uses a variety of rhetorical techniques to explore the different arguments and to challenge the reader's assumptions about the nature of the gods. He also draws on a wide range of sources, including Greek philosophy, Roman religion, and his own personal beliefs.This edition of the book is translated by C. D. Yonge, a nineteenth-century British scholar and translator. The translation is faithful to the original Latin text and includes an introduction that provides historical and philosophical context for the work.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • Publish Date: Jun 8th, 2006
  • Pages: 164
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.38in - 0.55lb
  • EAN: 9781428629172
  • Categories: Social Scientists & PsychologistsGeneralEssays