Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
* The introduction, written by Michael Grant, introduces Cicero's writing along with his historical influences.
* Cicero was an individualist who believed in human rights and that people had a spark of divinity that made them equal to one another.
* Cicero was not dogmatic and resisted dogmatism.
Chapter 1: Discussions at Tusculum Abstract
* Cicero wrote in...
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