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De natura deorum

Academica; with an English translation by H. Rackham

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This edition was published in by W. Heinemann in London.

Written in Latin

663 pages

De Natura deorum (The Nature of the Gods) is a philosophical dialogue by Roman orator Cicero written in 45 BC. It is laid out in three books, each of which discuss the theology of different Roman and Greek philosophers. The dialogue uses a discussion of Stoic, Epicurean, and skeptical theories to examine fundamental questions of theology.

The dialogue is on the whole narrated by Cicero himself, though he does not play an active part in the discussion. Gaius Velleius represents the Epicurean school, Quintus Lucilius Balbus argues for the Stoics, and Gaius Cotta speaks for Cicero's own Academic skepticism. The first book of the dialogue contains Cicero's introduction, Velleius' case for the Epicurean theology and Cotta's criticism of Epicureanism. Book II focuses on Balbus' explanation and defense of Stoic theology. Book III lays out Cotta's criticism of Balbus' claims.

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De Natura deorum

First published in 1718



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De Natura deorum (The Nature of the Gods) is a philosophical dialogue by Roman orator Cicero written in 45 BC. It is laid out in three books, each of which discuss the theology of different Roman and Greek philosophers. The dialogue uses a discussion of Stoic, Epicurean, and skeptical theories to examine fundamental questions of theology.

The dialogue is on the whole narrated by Cicero himself, though he does not play an active part in the discussion. Gaius Velleius represents the Epicurean school, Quintus Lucilius Balbus argues for the Stoics, and Gaius Cotta speaks for Cicero's own Academic skepticism. The first book of the dialogue contains Cicero's introduction, Velleius' case for the Epicurean theology and Cotta's criticism of Epicureanism. Book II focuses on Balbus' explanation and defense of Stoic theology. Book III lays out Cotta's criticism of Balbus' claims.

De natura deorum

Academica; with an English translation by H. Rackham

This edition was published in by W. Heinemann in London.


Table of Contents

COxXTENTS DE NATURA DEORUM : IXTRODUCTIOX PAnK Subject of De Nahira Deorum vii
Post-Aristotelian philosophy vii
Epicurean theology viii
Stoic theology viii
Academic scepticisni ix
Cicero's work in philosophy x
Date of composition of De Naiura Deorun xii
De Natura Deorum unfinished xiii
Summary of De Natura Deorum « xiii
Dramaiis personae xiv
Supposed date of the dialogue xv
Sources of De Natura Deorum xv
MSS of De Natura Deorum xviii
Editions xviii
LlST OF ClCERO'3 WoHKS xxi
BOOK I 2
BOOK II 122
BOOK III 286
Fraqments 384
Index 388
ACADEMICA : Introductiox — PAOE Dates of composition and revision 399
Suh] ect of Acadeynica 400
Dramatis personae 402
Imaginary date of the dialoguc 403
Sources of Academica 404
MSS of Academica 405
Editions 405
Dedicatory Letter 406
BooK I 410
BOOK II 464
Index , c 660

Edition Notes

Series
The Loeb classical library. [Latin authors], Loeb classical library

Classifications

Library of Congress
PA6296 D4 1933

The Physical Object

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663,1p.
Number of pages
663

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OL17965347M
Internet Archive
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