On the Good Life Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Laelius, what is friendship in accord with?

2. According to Laelius, how is friendship formed?

3. What exists in the smallest sphere discussed in "The Dream of Scipio"?

4. What does Laelius believe makes goods truly good?

5. What does Africanus encourage Scipio to do when he returns home in his dream?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and discuss the scene where Scipio sees the cosmic universe in The Dream of Scipio. Explain what symbolism Scipio's focus of earth suggests about human connection and spirituality.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss what qualities Cicero outlines a good and effective ruler needs to have. Explain how Cicero's outline is a direct response to the condition of the governmental rule of the time in which Cicero writes.

Essay Topic 3

Explain Cicero's philosophy in comparison to the Greek's philosophy. Discuss how they are similar and how they differ.

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