Few ancient Roman thinkers have been as influential on the course of Western thought as Marcus Tullius Cicero. A tireless defender of political liberty, through his translation work he contributed substantially to the Latin-speaking world’s ability to engage with Greek philosophy, rhetoric, ethics, and religious thought. The rediscovery of several of his most important works during the early 14th century Renaissance reinvigorated Western culture by jump-starting what we call classical humanism – from which many Christians from diverse theological backgrounds have greatly profited.
In this 3-week seminar, we will explore some of these issues by engaging relatively short excerpts from a variety of Cicero’s writings on our own throughout the week and then together in a live discussion at the end of the week.
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