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Cicero: Academica (Academicus Primus, Fragmenta et Testimonia Academicorum Librorum, Lucullus)

Edited by Tobias Reinhardt

Publication Date - 01 March 2023

ISBN: 9780199249572

304 pages
7.3 x 4.8 inches

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This is the first new critical edition of this text since 1908, and the first to appear in the Oxford Classical Texts series. The edition is informed by a comprehensive analysis of the entire tradition of Lucullus and Academicus Primus, and by a thorough rethinking of the text documented in the accompanying commentary volume.

Lucullus and Academicus Primus are a key body of evidence for the development of Academic scepticism, one of the two varieties of scepticism in antiquity. The texts also shed light on the re-emergence of dogmatic Platonic philosophy in the first century BC.


  • An authoritative new edition informed by a comprehensive analysis of the manuscript tradition and a thorough rethinking of the text
  • Presents a central text on the Hellenistic debate about epistemology and sceptical challenges to the possibility of knowledge
  • Supplemented by a companion volume, Cicero's Academici libri and Lucullus, providing commentary and translations

About the Author(s)

Tobias Reinhardt, University of Oxford

Tobias Reinhardt is Corpus Christi Professor of Latin in the University of Oxford. He was previously a Junior Research Fellow in Ancient Philosophy at Merton College, Oxford, and Fellow and Tutor in Latin and Greek at Somerville College, Oxford.

Table of Contents

    Index editonium
    Epistulae ad compositionem Catuli Luculli Academicorum librorum pertinentes
    Fragmenta et testimonia academicorum librorum
    Vestigia Catuli in Lucullo manifesta
    Appendix critica

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