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The Timaeus and Creation in Cicero's De Natura Deorum

Michael A.D. Moore

University of Chicago

Cicero in discussing Platonic physics in De Natura Deorum, focuses on the idea of creation. In contrast to Plato, who I argue, reasons from a creator to creation, Cicero chooses to argue from creation to creator, and this informs his method in moving from the sensible world to the intelligible world by appeal to analogies of the sensible world.

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Lightning Talks 1: Latin and Greek Literature

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6.1

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