Stoic? Cynic? Epicurean?

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Stoic? Cynic? Epicurean?

Postby Quintus Fabius Labeo » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:27 pm

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As this is my first post to this forum, I ought to first and rightly thank the leaders for admitting me. I come to this collegium not because I have any knowledge of philosophy, but rather the opposite. While philosophy has long piqued my interest, I know little of it. So, I come with a request. Might I impose on those good citizens more studied in philosophy for suggestions as to a good place to start? A good overview? A recommended reading list? A recommended reading list might, I think, be a good topic to be made "sticky," to be easily found by me and those like me taking their first steps. Gratias vobis ago.

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Re: Stoic? Cynic? Epicurean?

Postby Publius Sextius Laevus » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:06 pm

Q. Fabio Labeoni P. Sextius Laevus S. P. D.

There are of course many books that have been written on the Stoics, Cynics and Epicureans. One that I would recommend is De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum by M. Tullius Cicero. A link to the Loeb edition from our own list of resourses http://romanrepublic.org/bibliotheca/wiki/romansources.html under Cicero/On Ends is https://archive.org/details/Cicero-DeFinibus with its opposing page Latin/English style and separately in just English at http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Cicero/de_Finibus/home.html

This is an exposition and commentary of each of the three with Cicero's bias toward the Stoics.

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