Title: *Cicero, Marcus Tullius, Cicero on the emotions : Tusculan Disputations 3 and 4
Place edition: Chicago
Editor: University of Chicago Pr.
Year edition: 2002
Pages: XLI, 254
Keywords: Commentaires - Commenti - Commentaries, Éditions - Edizioni - Editions, Traduction - Traduzione - Translation
Kaster, "Bryn Mawr Classical Review", 2002, (9), non paginé – Stevens, "Ancient Philosophy", 2003, 23, (1), 244-247 – Aronoff, "The Classical Outlook", 2002-2003, 80, (3), 125-128 – Algra, "Phronesis", 2003, 48, (1), 82-83 – Dyck, "The Classical World", 2003-2004, 97, (2), 220-221 – Byers, "International journal of the classical tradition", 2004-2005, 11, (3), 468-470Description: The third and fourth books of Cicero's Tusculan Disputations deal with the nature and management of human emotion: first grief, then the emotions in general. In lively and accessible style, Cicero presents the insights of Greek philosophers on the subject, reporting the views of Epicureans and Peripatetics and giving a detailed account of the Stoic position, which he himself favors for its close reasoning and moral earnestness. Both the specialist and the general reader will be fascinated by the Stoics' analysis of the causes of grief, their classification of emotions by genus and species, their lists of oddly named character flaws, and by the philosophical debate that develops over the utility of anger in politics and war.
Author initials: Graver 2002