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Crassus, main interlocutor in Cicero’s De oratore, “reports” that after his quaestorship in Asia he returned via Athens, and mentions the philosopher Clitomachus and the Eleusinian Mysteries. This allows us to date this quaestorship to 111 BCE. The nature of the Athenian and Roman calendars in the period presents complications, but detailed examination shows that this dating can stand. And while Cicero’s dialogue was partly fictional, he was also able, and keen, to be chronologically precise; his curious treatment of Philo of Larissa shows that he was especially interested in this date. A more precise dating of Panaetius’s death follows.
Author(s): Wisse J
Editor(s): Anne H. Groton
Publication type: Book Chapter
Publication status: Published
Book Title: Ab omni parte beatus: Classical Essays in Honor of James M. May
Print publication date: 27/03/2017
Acceptance date: 12/10/2016
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Place Published: Mundelein, IL
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