How to Think about God: An Ancient Guide for Believers and Nonbelievers (Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers) by Marcus Tullius Cicero, Philip Freeman
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Overview: A vivid and accessible new translation of Cicero’s influential writings on the Stoic idea of the divine
Most ancient Romans were deeply religious and their world was overflowing with gods―from Jupiter, Minerva, and Mars to countless local divinities, household gods, and ancestral spirits. One of the most influential Roman perspectives on religion came from a nonreligious belief system that is finding new adherents even today: Stoicism. How did the Stoics think about religion? In How to Think about God, Philip Freeman presents vivid new translations of Cicero’s On the Nature of the Gods and The Dream of Scipio. In these brief works, Cicero offers a Stoic view of belief, divinity, and human immortality, giving eloquent expression to the religious ideas of one of the most popular schools of Roman and Greek philosophy.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy