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By University Professor of Classics and Philosophy Brad Inwood, Jaap Mansfeld, Allen, Keimpe Algra, Professor of Ancient Philosophy Myles Burnyeat, Dorandi, Glucker, Emeritus Fellow of Somerville College Miriam Griffin, Hankinson, George Martin Lane Professo

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Cicero's philosophical works are a wealthy resource for the knowledge of Hellenistic philosophy, and his educational Books are of serious value for the research of old epistemology, specially the valuable debate among the educational sceptics and the Stoics. This quantity makes Cicero's difficult paintings obtainable to philosophers and historians of philosophy and represents the easiest present paintings in either fields.
The ten papers released listed below are the paintings of best gurus from North the US, England and Europe; they have been provided and mentioned on the 7th Symposium Hellenisticum at Utrecht, August 1995, and care for each element of the educational Books, ancient, literary and philosophical.
Several papers make significant contributions to the knowledge of historical scepticism and sceptical arguments, to the position of Socrates in later Greek suggestion, to the background of the Academy as an establishment, and to the philosophical stance of Cicero himself.

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He could perhaps, with some irony, have given Antiochus some credit for taking over the Stoic criterion. Cicero would have replied in favour of scepticism. If ever there was a case for practicing £nox~. these alternative reconstructions would seem to require it. Indeed it might seem an objection to all of them, except possibly Reid's, that the alterations in the parts of the speakers from the first edition go beyond what is suggested by Cicero's phrase 'eosdem illos sermones', Att. 1 (Tl4). Yet, as will emerge, it may be necessary to make this assumption for other reasons.

1 (TIS). 62 Cf. Att. 3 in 60 BCE. 63 Att. 5 (Tl6). 64 At Luc. 80: 'Ego Catuli Cumanum ex hoc loco cerno et e regione video, COMPOSITION OF THE ACADEMICA 17 Cicero composed the work atAstura on the sea (Att. 1) and the 'duo magna cruv'ta'Yila:ta' of the first edition were finished there in mid-May, Att. 44 (T6). The dramatic date is BCE 62 or first half of 61, 65 after the exposure of the Catilinarian conspiracy in the autumn of Cicero's consulship in 63 (Luc. 62) and just before the death of Catulus (Att.

GRIFFIN calls it 'Academica' the rest of the time: 'Academica' followed by the pronoun 'quam' at Inst. 3 is clearly the school. c) In fact, evidence for 'Academica' as a title is slippery. 8 could be an abbreviated form of 'in Academics libris nostris' and 'in Academicis' of Tim. 1 can similarly be construed as 'in Academicis libris'. In Cicero's letter Att. 1 (Tl2) 'de Academicis' in the phrase 'ilia quae habes de Academicis' could conceivably be an abbreviation of 'de Academicis libris', or refer to 'Academici' (Academic philosophers), or, if neuter plural, be a description of the subject matter rather than a title.

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