Authors: Patsy Rodden Ricks, Sheila K. Dickison
Product Code: 6390
ISBN: 978-0-86516-639-4
Pages: 88
Availability: In stock
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Cicero's De Amicitia discusses the meaning of true friendship as illustrated by the relationship between the historical personages, Laelius sapiens and Scipio Aemilianus. His discourse is also informed by his own readings of Greek philosophy and his personal experience of friendship. The notes facing each page of text facilitate a very manageable reading of the Latin for a college level introduction to Cicero's essays.


Special Features

  • Introduction to Cicero and the historical setting of de Amicitia
  • Overview of the characters of the text including Scipio and Laelius family trees
  • Unadapted Latin text of the selected passages: V.17–VII.23 and XXVII.100b–104
  • English overview notes for Latin selections
  • English summary of all other passages
  • Grammatical, literary, historical, and vocabulary notes on pages facing text
  • Points to Ponder Questions follow each of the eight Latin passages
  • Nine black and white illustrations
  • Glossary of Figures of Speech
  • Bibliography
  • Complete Vocabulary


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Cicero's philosophic dialogue on friendship engages students on an intellectual and linguistic level.
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