*Cicero, Marcus Tulllius, Tusculan disputations II & V, with a summary of III & IV

Autore: Douglas, Alan Edward [Ed. et Trad.]
Titolo: *Cicero, Marcus Tulllius, Tusculan disputations II & V, with a summary of III & IV
Rivista/Miscellanea: Classical texts
Luogo edizione: Warminster
Editore: Aris & Phillips
Anno edizione: 1990
Pagine: VIII, 168
Parole chiave: Éditions - Edizioni - Editions, Philosophie - Filosofia - Philosophy, Traduction - Traduzione - Translation

Powell, “Classical Review”, XLI, 1991, 67-68 – Robinson, “The Classical World”, LXXXIV, 1990-1991, 482-483 – Görler, “Gnomon”, LXIV, 1992, 117-120 – Dobbin, “Ancient Philosophy”, XII, 1992, 499-501 – Rochette, “Latomus”, LI, 1992, 266-267 – Wankenne, “Les études classiques”, LX, 1992, 375

Descrizione: 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 background, the Fifth puts the positive, mainly Stoic, case that virtue, moral goodness, is alone and of itself sufficient. The book presents Latin text with facing-page English translation, introduction and commentary [Author]
Sigla autore: Douglas 1990