Cicero’s Academica, part I

Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero is one of our best sources concerning the early and middle Stoas, i.e., the period of the evolution of Stoicism that goes from the founding of the sect by Zeno of Citium in Athens, circa 300 BCE, to the period of Panaetius (185–109 BCE) and Posidonius (135–51 BCE), the latter being one of Cicero’s teachers.

Yet, Cicero himself was an Academic Skeptic, not a Stoic, despite his general sympathy…

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