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By University Professor of Classics and Philosophy Brad Inwood, Jaap Mansfeld, Allen, Keimpe Algra, Professor of Ancient Philosophy Myles Burnyeat, Dorandi, Glucker, Emeritus Fellow of Somerville College Miriam Griffin, Hankinson, George Martin Lane Professo

Cicero's philosophical works are a wealthy resource for the certainty of Hellenistic philosophy, and his educational Books are of serious value for the learn of old epistemology, specially the valuable debate among the tutorial sceptics and the Stoics. This quantity makes Cicero's difficult paintings obtainable to philosophers and historians of philosophy and represents the simplest present paintings in either fields.
The ten papers released listed here are the paintings of best professionals from North the USA, England and Europe; they have been provided and mentioned on the 7th Symposium Hellenisticum at Utrecht, August 1995, and take care of each element of the tutorial Books, historic, literary and philosophical.
Several papers make significant contributions to the certainty of historical scepticism and sceptical arguments, to the function of Socrates in later Greek proposal, to the background of the Academy as an establishment, and to the philosophical stance of Cicero himself.

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The second change Within two days of replacing Catulus, Lucullus and Hortensius with Cato and Brutus, Cicero changed the speakers again in favour of Varro. His account in his letters indicates that the change from Cato and Brutus to Varro was made because of pressure from Atticus to gratify Varro's desire to be included in a work by Cicero. 56 That Cicero was really responding to such pressure is suggested by the way in which he flatters Atticus by crediting him with finding the solution to the problem of inappropriate speakers.

Glucker (1978) 409 n. 39 suggests that Cicero only 'toyed with the idea of substituting Brutus and Cato', COMPOSITION OF THE ACADEMICA 21 As to the roles assigned the different speakers, all we have that can possibly count as direct evidence is the order of names in Att. 1 (T14), 'primo fuit Catuli, Luculli, Hortensi; ... eosdem illos sermones ad Catonem Brutumque transtuli'. 75 What inferences can we draw from this meagre information? When Cicero says in Att. 1 (T14) that Catulus, Lucullus and Hortensius were replaced by Cato and Brutus, it seems natural to expect that the order of names reflects the facts of the replacements.

61 where Lucullus says that Cicero shook Hortensius by his argument in the Hortensius. 70 No support for the conclusion that Catulus was one of the two main speakers can, however, be deduced from the setting in Catulus' villa, as the Hortensius itself was set in a villa of Lucullus while the Lucullus is set in a vi1 1• of Hortensius, who only plays a minor role in the dialogue. COMPOSITION OF THE ACADEMICA 19 However, the exceptions to this pattern have implications for this case. Thus in De Finibus I, set in Cicero's villa, Cicero is invited by the younger Torquatus and by Triarius to speak, but after briefly stating his objections to Epicureanism, he then reserves his main speech for Book II.

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