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"De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum"

On the ends of good and evil is another major work by Roman author Cicero. Books 1 and 2 present another dialogue regarding Epicureanism.


While Cicero is an important ancient source on Epicureanism (he also wrote De Natura Deorum), he is not a sympathetic reporter — in fact “For the Epicurean philosophy Cicero had only disdain throughout most of his life, though his best friend Atticus was an Epicurean. This disdain leads him to seriously misrepresent its teachings…” (IEP).

Nevertheless, this work is an important source on ancient Epicureanism.

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