Synopses & Reviews
This edition of the Latin text, with accompanying commentary, of the first book of Cicero's essay, On the Nature of the Gods comprises an exposition and refutation of the theology of the Epicurean philosophical school as well as a history of ancient reflections on the gods. Prefaced to the dialogue is Cicero's general justification for writing on philosophy. In his introduction, Andrew Dyck analyzes the work in the context of Cicero's intellectual development and of ancient views of the deity.
"This new commentary focuses almost exclusively on philosophical issues and stylistics, offering clear discussion helpful to novice and expert alike...it is without question a welcome addition to the growing body of scholarship on Cicero's De Natura Deorum." Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Edition, with Introduction and Commentary, of this key work of Epicurean theology and Roman philosophy.
Book I of On the Nature of the Gods comprises an exposition and refutation of the theology of the Epicurean philosophical school as well as a history of ancient reflections on the gods. This edition presents a Latin text, with an Introduction and accompanying commentary suitable for students.
About the Author
Andrew R. Dyck is Professor of Classics at UCLA. He is the author of numerous books, including A Commentary on Cicero, De Officiis (1996; ISBN 0472107194).
Table of Contents
Introduction; M. Tvlli Ciceronis de Natvra Deorvm Liber I; Commentary; Appendix: prose rhythm.