Cicero On Divination, Book 1

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David Wardle
OUP Oxford, Nov 30, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 482 pages
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In the two Books of De divinatione Cicero considers beliefs concerning fate and the possibility of prediction: in the first book he puts the (principally Stoic) case for them in the mouth of his brother Quintus; in the second, speaking in his own person, he argues against them. In this new translation of, and commentary on, Book One--the first in English for over 80 years--David Wardle guides the reader through the course of Cicero's argument, giving particular attention to the traditional Roman and the philosophical conception of divination.

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David Wardle is Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University of Cape Town.

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