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On Life and Death : World's Classics -  Cicero

On Life and Death

World's Classics

By: Cicero

Paperback Published: 23rd February 2017
ISBN: 9780199644148
Number Of Pages: 352

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'any service I may have rendered my countrymen in my active life I may also extend to them... now that I am at leisure'Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC), Rome's greatest orator, had a career of intense activity in politics, the law courts and the administration, mostly in Rome. His fortunes, however, followed those of Rome, and he found himself driven into exile in 58 BC, only to return a year later to a city paralyzed by the domination of Pompey, Crassus, and Caesar. Cicero, though a senior statesman, struggled to maintain his independence and it was during these years that, frustrated in public life, he first started to put his excess energy, stylistic brilliance, and superabundant vocabulary into writing these works of philosophy. The three dialogues collected here are the most accessible of Cicero's works, written to his friends Atticus and Brutus, with the intent of popularizing philosophy in Ancient Rome. They deal with the everyday problems of life; ethics in business, the experience of grief, and the difficulties of old age.

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Very accessible... provides much thought-provoking material... will appeal both to those who are already well-versed in philosophy and to those who come new to this discipline. * Marion Gibbs, Classics for All *

Introduction Note on the Text Select Bibliography A Chronology of Cicero TUSCULAN DISPUTATIONS Book 1 Book 2 Preface to Book 3 Preface to Book 4 Book 5 ON OLD AGE ON FRIENDSHIP Appendix: Two Letters to Friends Explanatory Notes

ISBN: 9780199644148
ISBN-10: 0199644144
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 23rd February 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.9  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.2

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