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Treatises on Friendship and Old Age (Hardcover)

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Cicero writes about his own experience with friendship. Cicero ponders the meaning of this friendship by using the relationship between Scipio Aemilianus and Laelius to expound his views. Laelius' speech comprises the most part and is instigated by the death of his best friend Scipio and he expresses how he could bear the loss, and explicates his grounds for bereavement. He enumerates what qualities make for good friends, explains what characteristics expose a bad friend, and provides examples from his personal life. Throughout the book, Cicero emphasizes the importance of virtue in friendship and how true friendship cannot exist without it. (

Product Details
ISBN: 9781647997373
ISBN-10: 1647997372
Publisher: Bibliotech Press
Publication Date: July 14th, 2020
Pages: 76
Language: English