On the Good Life Setting & Symbolism

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Tusculum

The site of Cicero's home in exile from Rome, and where the Discussions at Tusculum takes place, along with On the Oratory (although On the Oratory took place prior to Cicero's birth).

Rome

The center of the Roman Republic and later the Roman Empire. It is the heart of Roman Civilization and where the political intrigue that animated Roman political life takes place.

The Heavenly Spheres

The ultimate structure of the universe, the cosmos is structured by seven concentric spheres of reality, with the sphere of God at the highest sphere, and Earth located in the center, with each of the major planets in between (Mercury and Venus comprise one sphere, along with Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune).

On Duties

Cicero's work, composed of several books, which outlines the structure of duty, virtue and the good statesman. It also contains a detailed critique of Caesar's dictatorship...

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