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Tusculan Disputations

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Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

The Roman statesman and orator Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 B.C.-40 B.C.) remains a writer whose enormous influence has been felt for many centuries. Tusculan Disputations is his most wide-ranging philosophical work, and was intended to introduce the Roman people to the pleasures and benefits of the study of philosophy.

Using a series of stimulating dialogues, Tusculan Disputations examines five practical topics: dealing with the fear of death, enduring pain, reducing anxiety, the various disorders of the soul, and the human need for virtue. These dialogues-accessible yet movingly profound-address some of the most relevant and urgent problems of modern life.

This is the first translation of Tusculan Disputations to appear in many generations. It requires no prior background in the subject matter, and is ideal for the student or motivated reader. Translator Quintus Curtius has returned to the original Latin text to produce an English edition that is modern, clear, and faithful to the original. It is extensively annotated and illustrated, formatted with modern dialogue conventions for ease of reading, and contains an explanatory introduction and a comprehensive index. Cicero's original vision has been restored to all its glory for a new generation of readers.

Publisher: Quintus Curtius
Published: 08/08/2021
Pages: 286
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.18lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.69d
ISBN: 9780578968049

About the Author
Cicero, Marcus Tullius: - Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 B.C.--43 B.C.) was a Roman statesman, author, and philosopher. He is considered one of the most influential writers in European history, and composed a number of treatises in philosophy and rhetoric.Curtius, Quintus: - Quintus Curtius is the pen name of writer and translator George J. Thomas. After graduating from MIT in 1990, he served as an active duty officer in the US Marine Corps for a number of years. After leaving active service, he enrolled in law school and began practicing law in 1998. He lives in Overland Park, Kansas. His innovative and groundbreaking translations include Cicero's On Moral Ends, On Duties, Stoic Paradoxes, Sallust's The Conspiracy of Catiline and War of Jugurtha, and Cornelius Nepos's Lives of the Great Commanders. Curtius has also written extensively on moral philosophy, ethics, and historical subjects. His penetrating essay collections explore questions of character, leadership, and adversity that have never been more relevant to the modern era. These books include Thirty-Seven, Pantheon, and Pathways. Using examples from history, personal experience, literature, and philosophy, these unique books have been described as inexplicably inspiring. He can be found at

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