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Cicero on divination : De divinatione, book 1

translated with introduction and historical commentary by David Wardle.
  • Oxford : Clarendon Press; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • xii, 469 pages ; 23 cm.
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Summary
  • "This is the first English commentary on Cicero's On Divination Book I that is fully accessible to the reader who knows no Latin or Greek." "David Wardle provides a new translation, an introduction and full commentary. The introduction explores Cicero's treatment of divination in all his works, his purpose in writing On Divination, his use of philosophical sources, and the context in which the work was written. The fully documented commentary pays attention to the development of the philosophical historiographical, and religious aspects of the examples used by Quintus."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • Divination in Republican Rome
  • Cicero on divination outside De divinatione
  • Nature, form, and purpose of the work
  • The sources of De divinatione
  • Dramatic date, date of composition, and publication
  • The text and translation.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [427]-441) and index.
  • Language: Translated from the Latin.
ISBN
  • 0199297924 (pbk.)
  • 9780199297924 (pbk.)
  • 0199297916 (hbk.)
  • 9780199297917 (hbk.)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2006025671
  • OCLC: 70921391
  • OCLC: 70921391