Cicero on the Concept of ‘Divinatio’ – ЦИЦЕРОН О ПОНЯТИИ DIVINATIO

Autore: Bragova, Arina Mikhailovna
Titolo: Cicero on the Concept of ‘Divinatio’ – ЦИЦЕРОН О ПОНЯТИИ DIVINATIO
Rivista/Miscellanea: Juvenis scientia 2017, 3
Anno edizione: 2017
Pagine: 27-28
Parole chiave: Philosophie - Filosofia - Philosophy, Religion - Religione - Religion
Descrizione: The article is devoted to the analysis of Cicero’s attitude to ‘divinatio’, a capacity of predicting the future, which is obtained from gods. Cicero distinguishes between two types of divination – artistic (auspices, haruspices, divination by lightning, stars and other signs of nature) and natural (predictions in a dream, in a state of ecstasy, before dying). Following Academics, Cicero uses the method of considering opposing points of view on divination (its acceptance and denial), which gives rise to a dual approach of researchers towards Cicero’s attitude to divination. The author of the article concludes that the dual interpretation of Cicero’s attitude to divination has something to do with multi-dimensionality of his beliefs: as a philosopher, he can either acknowledge or deny the truth of the interpretations of different divinations, while, being a Roman citizen or a politician, he stands for divination as an important instrument of the Roman religious rituals. [Author]Text in russian [Russian bibliography]
Sigla autore: Bragova 2017h