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    The Nature of the Gods (Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Marcus Tullius Cicero, Edited by P. G. Walsh

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    Description'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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    The Nature of the Gods
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcus Tullius Cicero, Edited by P. G. Walsh
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 195 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 199 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199540068
    ISBN 10: 0199540063
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    LC classification: PA6308.D4 W35 2008
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    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    P. G. Walsh is Emeritus Professor of Humanity at the University of Glasgow. His translation of Petronius's The Satyricon is highly acclaimed.
    Review quote
    The translation is both lively and accurate; the introduction is judicious and informative. The notes are especially strong on the identification of the many historical references in the work. Phronesis