71 - Rhetorical Questions: Cicero
Cicero’s philosophical works are invaluable records of Hellenistic thought. But what kind of philosopher was Cicero himself?
For Cicero’s works see the facing-page Latin editions and English translations available in the Loeb series from Harvard University Press.
• J.W. Atkins, The Cambridge Companion to Cicero's Philosophy (Cambridge: 2021).
• J. Glucker, “Cicero’s Philosophical Affiliations,” in J.M. Dillon and A.A. Long (eds), The Question of Eclecticism (Berkeley: 1987), 34-69.
• M. Griffin and J. Barnes (eds), Philosophia Togata: Essays on Philosophy and Roman Society (Oxford: 1989). [See Barnes’ piece for Antiochus of Ascalon.]
• P. MacKendrick, The Philosophical Books of Cicero (London: 1989).
• J.G.F Powell, Cicero the Philosopher (Oxford: 1995).
• D. Sedley (ed.), The Philosophy of Antiochus (Cambridge: 2012).
• K. Volk, The Roman Republic of Letters: Scholarship, Philosophy, and Politics in the Age of Cicero and Caesar (Princeton: 2022).
• R. Woolf, Cicero: the Philosophy of a Roman Sceptic (London: 2015).