Cicero for and against divination

Author: Schofield, Malcolm
Title: Cicero for and against divination
Review/Collection: "Journal of Roman Studies", 76
Place edition: London
Editor: Society for the promotion of Roman Studies
Year edition: 1986
Pages: 47-65
Keywords: Philosophie - Filosofia - Philosophy, Religion - Religione - Religion, Rhétorique - Retorica - Rhetorics
Description: [APh] [Comment] Cicero wrote De divinatione because he was attracted by the special opportunities for philosophical rhetoric which it afforded him. He joined Greek and Roman rhetorical styles to create a work which is an exercise in the opposition of arguments, rather than a tract against superstition.
Author initials: Schofield 1986