[Classics] De Finibus Bonorum & Malorum. Libri Quinque. Ex recensione Joannis Davisii. M. Tullii Ciceronis, Marcus Tullius Cicero.
[Classics] De Finibus Bonorum & Malorum. Libri Quinque. Ex recensione Joannis Davisii...

[Classics] De Finibus Bonorum & Malorum. Libri Quinque. Ex recensione Joannis Davisii...

Cantabrigiae [ Cambridge ]: Typis Academicis. Sumptibus Corn & J. Crownfield, & J. & P. Knapton 1741. 8vo., pp. [viii], 440, [446] (Index), [447] (errata), [448] ads; handsome and contemporary full vellum, lightly soiled and darkened, especially at spine; ex-library label and call numbers to spine; ex-library stamps and markings to top edge, front pastedown, title leaf, and p. [iii]; library pocket and bar code label to rear endpapers; spot of mild staining to lower fore-edge; else a good, sound reader’s copy. Properly withdrawn. Good. Vellum. [27981]


Second edition of the John Davies translation. Didbin notes that Davies was a “learned and judicious editor” and that the Cambridge editions supervised by Davies were the “best printed” and “very correct.”

"De finibus bonorum et malorum ("On the ends of good and evil") is a philosophical work by the Roman orator, politician and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero. It consists of five books, in which Cicero explains the philosophical views of Epicureanism, Stoicism, and the Platonism of Antiochus of Ascalon. The book was developed in the summer of the year 45 BC, and was written over the course of about one and a half months. Together with the Tusculanae Quaestiones written shortly afterwards, De finibus is the most extensive philosophical work of Cicero. It is dedicated to Marcus Junius Brutus." (wikipedia)

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