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Commentary

R. W. Sharples (ed.)

in Cicero: On Fate: & Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy IV.5-7 and V

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856684760
eISBN:
9781800343047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856684760.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter provides the commentary on the treatise On Fate (De fato) written by Cicero, which opens with references to ethical philosophy and logic. The Stoics and Hellenistic philosophers in ... More


Introduction

R. W. Sharples (ed.)

in On Fate: Cicero: & Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy IV.5-7, V

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856684760
eISBN:
9781800343047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856684760.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Cicero's treatise titled On Fate (De fato), which is part of the second group of his philosophical writings that dates from the period of Julius Caesar's ascendancy at the end ... More


M. Tulli Ciceronis: De Fato

R. W. Sharples (ed.)

in Cicero: On Fate: & Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy IV.5-7 and V

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856684760
eISBN:
9781800343047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856684760.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter provides the text and translation of Cicero's On Fate (De fato), which begins with the criticism of Posidonius and Chrysippus on universal causal sympathy. It describes Chrysippus as a ... More


Nature, Gods, and Governance

in What Did the Romans Know?: An Inquiry into Science and Worldmaking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471143
eISBN:
9780226471150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471150.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter selects Cicero as the starting point, arguing that the engagement with nature in his thinking is very closely related to his concerns in politics and law. It discusses how the Roman ... More


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