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    On the Nature of the Gods (Lcl No. 268) (Hardback) By (author) Marcus Tullius Cicero, Translated by H. Rackham

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    DescriptionCicero (Marcus Tullius, 10643 BCE), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement, tension and intrigue of politics and the part he played in the turmoil of the time. Of about 106 speeches, delivered before the Roman people or the Senate if they were political, before jurors if judicial, 58 survive (a few of them incompletely). In the fourteenth century Petrarch and other Italian humanists discovered manuscripts containing more than 900 letters of which more than 800 were written by Cicero and nearly 100 by others to him. These afford a revelation of the man all the more striking because most were not written for publication. Six rhetorical works survive and another in fragments. Philosophical works include seven extant major compositions and a number of others; and some lost. There is also poetry, some original, some as translations from the Greek. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Cicero is in twenty-nine volumes.


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    Title
    On the Nature of the Gods
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcus Tullius Cicero, Translated by H. Rackham
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 688
    Width: 117 mm
    Height: 163 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674992962
    ISBN 10: 0674992962
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Book Type: FI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 292.07
    DC21: 292.07
    DC22: 937/.05/0924
    LC classification: PA6156.C5, PA6156 .C5 1972
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    LOEB
    Publication date
    01 December 1933
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass