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Tusculan Disputations

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE)

1. Introduction (Text 7)
2. Book 1 Sections 01-11 (Text 8)
3. Book 1 Sections 12-27 (Text 20)
4. Book 1 Sections 28-39 (Text 38)
5. Book 1 Sections 40-49 (Text 51)
6. Book 2 Sections 01-15 (Text 64)
7. Book 2 Sections 16-27 (Text 78)
8. Book 3 Sections 01-17 (Text 91)
9. Book 3 Sections 18-34 (Text 108)
10. Book 4 Sections 01-18 (Text 128)
11. Book 4 Sections 19-38 (Text 144)
12. Book 5 Sections 01-23 (Text 163)
13. Book 5 Sections 24-42 (Text 188)

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Summary

Tusculan Disputations (Latin: TUSCULANARUM DISPUTATIONUM) is divided into five books which discuss death, pain, grief, perturbations and virtue. At issue is whether wise people can always be happy regardless of the apparent evil that fortune throws in their way. Andrew Peabody says the A. and M. in the text may stand for Auditor, Adolescens, Atticus or Aulus and Marcus or Magister. Written by Marcus Tullius Cicero. Translated by Charles Duke Yonge.