Place Published: A Paris
Publisher: au Palais, par la Compagnie des libraires associez au privilege
Date Published: 1670
Edition: 1st Edition
17TH CENTURY CICERO BOOKS ARE SCARCE
Volume #10 only of 12 volumes originally published.
6.5 x 4 inches. Pages: complete with all 499 pages in this Vol. X only; generally free from markings or foxing.
Condition: Good, wear to the corners, edges, and spine ends; some rubbing and scuffing to the leather in places; attractive shelf appearance with gold gilt design. Binding: tight and secure leather binding.
Publisher: A Paris, : au Palais, par la Compagnie des libraires associez au privilege., M.DC.LXX.. Imprint on t.p. verso: A Paris, chez Guillaume de Luyne, ... Iean Cochart, ... Estienne Loyson, ... Gabriel Quinet, ... Claude Barbin, ... et René Guignard ...
Tusculanae Disputationes is a series of books originally written by Cicero, around 45 BC, attempting to popularise Stoic philosophy in Ancient Rome. In the sixty-second year of Cicero’s age, his daughter, Tullia, died in childbed; and her loss afflicted Cicero to such a degree that he abandoned all public business, and, leaving the city, retired to Asterra, which was a country house that he had near Antium; where, after a while, he devoted himself to philosophical studies, and, besides other works, he published his Tretise de Finibus, and also this treatise called the Tusculan Disputations, of which Middleton gives this concise description:
“The first book ["On the contempt of death”] teaches us how to contemn the terrors of death, and to look upon it as a blessing rather than an evil;
“The second, ["On bearing pain”] to support pain and affliction with a manly fortitude;
“The third, ["On grief of mind”] to appease all our complaints and uneasinesses under the accidents of life;
“The fourth, ["On other perturbations of the mind”] to moderate all our other passions;
“And the fifth ["Whether virtue alone be sufficient for a happy life”] explains the sufficiency of virtue to make men happy.”
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