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    Cicero, De Natura Deorum Libri Tres: With Introduction and Commentary (Cambridge Library Collection: Classics) (Paperback)(Latin) Edited by Joseph B. Mayor, Edited by J.H. Swainson

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    DescriptionFirst published between 1880 and 1885, Joseph B. Mayor's three-volume edition of De Natura Deorum places Cicero's speculative theological dialogue in the context of the arguments of the Epicureans, the Stoics, the Academics, and their predecessors. This volume presents Cicero's Book 3, which takes up questions of Roman divination, worship, and mythology and ponders the relationship of philosophy to superstition. Is it possible, as Mayor asks, to 'unite reason and religion'? With this provocative question at its heart, the last book of Cicero's theological debate demonstrates its author's wit and imagination, as he evaluates not just the divisions among the Roman philosophical schools but the very grounds of divine existence. Containing a detailed textual commentary, a collation of manuscripts, and a substantial introduction to the three volumes as a whole, Mayor's book is still valuable today as a clear presentation of Cicero's complex philosophical project.


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    Title
    Cicero, De Natura Deorum Libri Tres
    Subtitle
    With Introduction and Commentary
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Joseph B. Mayor, Edited by J.H. Swainson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 344
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    Latin
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781108010993
    ISBN 10: 1108010997
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADL
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    LC classification: PA
    BISAC V2.8: FOR016000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 875.01
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 2ADL
    DC22: 875
    Thema V1.0: DSBB
    Edition
    1, Annotated
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Cambridge Library Collection
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    20 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Preface; Introduction; Addenda and corrigenda; Text of Book III; Collations of English MSS.; Commentary; Appendix; Index.