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Published: 23 February 2017

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780199644148

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On Life and Death

A new translation by John Davie and Edited by Miriam T. Griffin

Oxford World's Classics

  • A unique selection of Cicero's most accessible philosophical works which deal with the problems encountered in everyday life
  • This edition includes On Old Age, On Friendship, and the whole of Books 1, 2, and 5 of the Tusculan Disputations, with the prefaces and summaries of 3 and 4.
  • Lively introduction sets out the historical context, with notes that are fuller and more reliable than in any previous translation
  • The translation preserves Cicero's literary, artistic, and emotional force as a philospher while achieving new standards of accuracy
  • Editorial material includes Chronology and a Note on the Text
  • The Appendix covers Cicero's two letters that deal with the same issues as On Friendship and show how rooted in real moral diemmas of the period the treatise is
  • Texts translated by John Davie, translator of the OWC Seneca, Disalogues and Essays, and Horace, Satires and Epistles

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