Cicero’s paradoxa stoicorum. Text and philological commentary

Author: Galli, Daniela
Title: Cicero’s paradoxa stoicorum. Text and philological commentary
Editor: Carocci
Year edition: 2019
Pages: 336
Keywords: Commentaires - Commenti - Commentaries, Philologie - Filologia - Philology, Philosophie - Filosofia - Philosophy

Stefano Maso, Lexis, 38,1, 2020

Description: The volume offers the Latin text and a detailed philological commentary of Cicero’s Paradoxa Stoicorum, one of the less investigated treatises among Ciceronian philosophical writings discussing six paradoxical statements from the Stoics. Aim of the volume is the explanation and interpretation of the text as well as the description of Cicero’s style with a rich investigation of his usus scribendi. A special feature of the commentary is the mixture of philosophical and philological comments: the notes explore both the philosophical background necessary for understanding Cicero’s discussion of the Stoic paradoxes and the literary aspects of Cicero’s linguistic choices, paying attention to syntax, language and style. [Editor]
Author initials: Galli 2019