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On the Good Life Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Who is Cicero? And what is his historical significance?

What do you think about the Stoic view that moral goodness is necessary and sufficient for happiness? Is it true? Why or why not?

Do you think Cicero's arguments on behalf of the Stoic view that moral goodness is necessary and sufficient for happiness plausible? If so, why? If not, why not?

What is Cicero's criticism of Caesar in On Duties?

What are the components of a good friendship, on Laelius's view? Name at least four and explain them in detail.

What is an argument Crassus gives on behalf of his view that the good orator has mastery over many subjects? What is one of Antonius's replies? Who has the upper hand in the dispute?

What is the point of the Dream of Scipio? What is Scipio the Elder trying to teach Scipio the Younger?

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