By Sean McConnellCicero's letters are saturated with realized philosophical allusions and arguments. This cutting edge examine exhibits simply how primary those are for figuring out Cicero's philosophical actions and for explaining the long-lasting curiosity of his moral and political idea. Dr McConnell attracts specific awareness to Cicero's therapy of Plato's 7th Letter and his perspectives at the dating among philosophy and politics. He additionally illustrates a few of the ways that Cicero reveals philosophy an attractive and potent mode of self-presentation and a congenial, pointed medium for speaking to his friends approximately moral and political issues. The booklet bargains quite a number clean insights into the remarkable scope and class of Cicero's epistolary and philosophical perform and the vibrancy of the philosophical atmosphere of the 1st century BC. a brand new photograph emerges of Cicero the thinker and philosophy's position in Roman political tradition.