The Nature of the Gods (Oxford World's Classics)
`My present intention is to clear myself of any suspicion ofpartiality by presenting the views of the generality ofphilosophers concerning the nature of the gods.'Cicero's philosophical works are now exciting renewed interest,in part because he provides vital evidence of the views of the(largely lost) Greek philosophers of the Hellenistic age, andpartly because of the light he casts on the intellectual life offirst century Rome. The Nature of the Gods is a text of centralsignificance, presenting a detailed account of the theologies ofthe Epicureans and of the Stoics, together with the criticalobjections to these doctrines raised by the Academic school. Whenthese Greek theories of deity are translated into the Romancontext, a fascinating clash of ideologies results. This finetranslation by P. G. Walsh includes a summary of the Text, and anIndex and Glossary of Names.ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics hasmade available the widest range of literature from around theglobe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment toscholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth ofother valuable features, including expert introductions by leadingauthorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-datebibliographies for further study, and much more.