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The nature of the gods / Cicero ; translated with an introduction and notes by P.G. Walsh.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Kirtland Community College Library PA 6308 .D4 W35 2008 30775305461890 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780199540068 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0199540063 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: lv, 230 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press 2008.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xlii]-xlv) and index.
Subject: Gods, Roman > Early works to 1800.
Theology > Early works to 1800.

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The Nature of the Gods
The Nature of the Gods
by Cicero; Walsh, P. G. (Translator)
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The Nature of the Gods


`My present intention is to clear myself of any suspicion of partiality by presenting the views of the generality of philosophers concerning the nature of the gods.'Cicero's philosophical works are now exciting renewed interest, in part because he provides vital evidence of the views of the (largely lost) Greek philosophers of the Hellenistic age, and partly because of the light he casts on the intellectual life of first century Rome. The Nature of the Godsis a text of central significance, presenting a detailed account of the theologies of the Epicureans and of the Stoics, together with the critical objections to these doctrines raised by the Academic school. When these Greek theories of deity are translated into the Roman context, a fascinatingclash of ideologies results. This fine translation by P. G. Walsh includes a summary of the Text, and an Index and Glossary of Names.

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