Articles with keyword: Stoic Paradoxes

Cicero and Clodius in the Work Stoic Paradoxes
Peter Fraňo Department of Philosophy and Applied Philosophy, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia


Volume 6, Issue 1

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This paper aims to analyse fourth paradox from Cicero’s work Stoic Paradoxes (Cic. Parad. 27-32). Here, using the stoic-philosophical argumentation, Marcus Tullius Cicero tries to show that he did not leave into exile (in 58 B.C.). On the contrary, it was Publius Clodius Pulcher went to exile, since he lost the rational part of his soul. Author discuss the Cicero’s philosophical strategies and concludes, that by applying stoic principles to his person and through moral dishonour of Clodius, the Roman philosopher defend his exile and offer the reader his new philosophical attitude.