Academic eloquence and the end of Cicero's de finibus
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The paper considers why the structure of Cicero’s De Finibus implicitly favours the Academy, even though Cicero avoids a decision between the Stoic theory and Antiochus’ theory. Cicero’s educational aims require him to illustrate not only a range of theories but a range of criteria by which theories and the exposition of theories should be judged. By one criterion – style of exposition – the entire Academic tradition, not Antiochus specifically, is endorsed.
Long , A G 2015 , ' Academic eloquence and the end of Cicero's de finibus ' Ancient Philosophy , vol 35 , no. 1 , pp. 183-198 . DOI: 10.5840/ancientphil201535110
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