The Nature of the Gods

The Nature of the Gods

Paperback Oxford World's Classics

By (author) Marcus Tullius Cicero, Volume editor P. G. Walsh, Translated by P. G. Walsh

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  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • Format: Paperback | 286 pages
  • Dimensions: 117mm x 191mm x 15mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 23 July 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0192825119
  • ISBN 13: 9780192825117
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: bibliography, notes, index, glossary
  • Sales rank: 1,264,286

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'My present intention is to clear myself of any suspicion of partiality by presenting the views of the generality of philosophers concerning the nature of the gods.' Cicero's philosophical works are now exciting renewed interest, in part because he provides vital evidence of the views of the (largely lost) Greek philosophers of the Hellenistic age, and partly because of the light he casts on the intellectual life of first century Rome. The Nature of the Gods is a text of central significance, presenting a detailed account of the theologies of the Epicureans and of the Stoics, together with the critical objections to these doctrines raised by the Academic school. When these Greek theories of deity are translated into the Roman context, a fascinating clash of ideologies results. This fine translation by P. G. Walsh includes a summary of the Text, and an Index and Glossary of Names.

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