Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 January 2004

192 Pages

ISBN: 9780856684418

Bookseller Code (06)

Cicero: On Friendship and the Dream of Scipio

Edited and Translated by J. G. F. Powell

Liverpool University Press

Aris and Phillips Classical Texts

Cicero's essay On Friendship (Laelius de amicitia) is of interest as much for the light it sheds on Roman society as for its embodiment of ancient philosophical views on the subjects of friendship. The Dream of Scipio was excerpted in late antiquity from Cicero's De Republica, a dialogue in six books which now only survives in fragmentary form.