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New essays via a world crew of students in Latin literature and historical philosophy discover the knowledge of feelings (or "passions") in Roman inspiration (especially philosophy and rhetorical thought) and literature. particular positive factors comprise the wide variety of Latin authors mentioned (including such recognized Latin prose and verse writers as Cicero and Virgil), the clean and looking out reports of key literary texts and the accessibility of the booklet, in transparent and nontechnical language, with Greek and Latin translated.

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