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Cicero: Tusculan Disputations II and V

A. E. Douglas


The Fifth Tusculan Disputation is the finest of the five books, its nearest rival being the First. The middle three books, represented in this edition by the Second, are, as the author clearly intended, less elevated, though still showing Cicero's flair for elegant and lively exposition, and providing much valuable information about the teaching of the main Hellenistic philosophical schools, especially the Stoics. They argue that the perfect human life, or complete human well-being, that of the 'wise man', is unaffected by physical and mental distress or extremes of emotion. Against this backg ... More

Keywords: Exposition, Hellenistic philosophical schools, Stoics, human life, human well-being, distress, emotion, moral goodness

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Print publication date: 1989 Print ISBN-13: 9780856684333
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780856684333.001.0001


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A. E. Douglas, author

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