n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Cicero on Divination : De Divinatione Book. Translated with an Introduction and Historical Commentary. Clarendon Ancient History Series, David Wardle : book review

Volume 51, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141
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Cicero's dialogue offers two views of divination through the single lens of Greek philosophy. In the first book, Cicero's brother Quintus offers a cautious defence. Quintus grounds belief in the efficacy of divination, on the one hand, in Stoic doctrine and, on the other, in he finds in the literary and historiographical traditions of both Greece and Rome.

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