Cicero De Finibus Bonorum Et Malorum: Libri Quinque (Hardback)
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Short Description for Cicero De Finibus Bonorum Et Malorum Critical edition of Cicero's text, based on a study and collation of manuscripts which reflects an understanding of the whole manuscript tradition. In the OXFORD CLASSIC TEXTS series, this is the second in a series of editions of Cicero's philosophical works.
- Published: 10 December 1998
- Format: Hardback 260 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780198146704 ISBN 10: 0198146701
- Sales rank: 665,496
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Full description for Cicero De Finibus Bonorum Et Malorum
Cicero's De finibus, written in 45 BC, consists of three separate dialogues, dealing respectively with the ethical systems of Epicureanism, Stoicism, and the 'Old Academy' of Antiochus of Ascalon. An encyclopaedic survey of this nature is of particular importance for its detailed account of Stoic ethics. This critical edition of the text, based on a fresh study and collation of the manuscripts, is the first to appear for many years and the first to reflect a clear understanding of the whole manuscript tradition. It will be the second in a series of editions of Cicero's philosophical works; the first volume, the De officiis, edited by Michael Winterbottom, appeared in 1994.