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On the Good Life Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of writing style is "Laelius: On Friendship" written in?



2. What is the length like of "Dream of Scipio"?



3. What does Laelius argue against the Stoics?



4. When was Laelius born in relation to when Cicero wrote "Laelius: On Friendship"?



5. What do the orbits of the planets produce, in "The Dream of Scipio"?



Essay Topics

Compare and contrast the differences of Crassus' and Scaevola's opinion of what they believe makes a good orator. Explain how Scaevola disproves Crassus' opinion.

Explain how each chapter of "On The Good Life" supports Cicero's own lifestyle and opinion of living. Discuss if you think Cicero lived the life of goodwill and virtue he suggests and outlines for his readers to be able to reach "the good life."

Analyze and explain which of Cicero's works in "On The Good Life" are a response to Caesar and his rule. Discuss how Cicero feels about Caesar's dictatorial role.

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