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dc.contributor.advisorClark, Mark Edwarden_US
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Ryanen_US
dc.description.abstractOver the course of the last ten years of his life, Cicero devoted much effort to exploring and evaluating the three major philosophical schools prevalent at Rome: Stoicism, Epicureanism, and Skepticism. His critique of Epicureanism in De re publica, Cicero's earliest philosophical investigation, is especially clear because in this work Cicero explicitly criticizes the political views of that particular school. What is less clear, however, is how the ending of the work, the so-called Somnium Scipionis, can be understood as a response to Epicureanism. In this thesis, I shall consider how the Somnium Scipionis falls into line with Cicero's anti-Epicurean stance, and I will suggest that his treatment here sheds light on the way in which he treats Epicureanism in his later philosophical works.en_US
dc.publisherMississippi State Universityen_US
dc.publisherJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College Undergraduate Senior Thesesen_US
dc.subject.lcshUniversities and colleges--Honors coursesen_US
dc.subject.otherDe re publicaen_US
dc.titleCicero and Epicureanismen_US
dc.typeHonors Thesisen_US
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Classical and Modern Languages and Literaturesen_US
dc.publisher.collegeJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors Collegeen_US
dc.publisher.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.publisher.officeHonors Office of Undergraduate Researchen_US
dc.contributor.issuingbodyMississippi State Universityen_US
dc.source.institutionMississippi State Universityen_US
dc.subject.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
dc.subject.majorForeign Language (concentration in Latin)en_US
dc.contributor.committeeWolverton, Robert E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeBartera, Salvadoren_US
dc.contributor.committeeSnyder, Christopher A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeHolt, Dale Lynnen_US

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