The Simile of the Talus in Cicero De Finibus 3.54

Classical Philology 91 (1):59-61 (1996)
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Two principal questions are addressed: In De Finibus 3.54 what position does Cicero imagine the talus to fall and lie? How does this talus simile shed light on the problematic relationship between the Stoics’ doctrine of ‘preferred indifferents’ and their definition of the Good as virtue?

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William O. Stephens
Creighton University


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