The Nature of the Gods

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Social Science - 230 pages
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Cicero's philosophical works are now exciting renewed interest and more generous appreciation, in part because they provide vital evidence of the views of the (largely lost) Greek philosophers of the Hellenistic age, and partly because of the light they cast on the intellectual life of first-century Rome. The Nature of the Gods is a central document in this area, for it presents 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.

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User Review  - Maurice Halton - Goodreads

Written about two-thousand years ago, The Nature of the Gods urges thought and reason. Not completely atheistic, it is nevertheless less than agnostic. I good insight into the educated Roman's pantheistic ideas. Read full review

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User Review  - Cassandra Kay Silva - Goodreads

I devoured this book. Behe you fool! You can come up with no greater argument than Cicero's own watchmaker hypothesis? Idiot. The same so called "Reasons" for the gods are still the best we can do ... Read full review

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P. G. Walsh is Emeritus Professor of Humanity at the University of Glasgow. His translation of Petronius's The Satyricon is highly acclaimed.

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