Main Themes of Cicero’s Treatise on Friendship

Critically reflect on the main themes of Cicero’s “Treatise on Friendship”.

Develop your own critical reading of the text. Keep in mind the critical reflection of others and weigh its merits. Make a determination about what Cicero is saying and why and whether or not the others understand him properly. What is Cicero’s position? Why does he come to it? What ancillary issues are helpful to understanding his position? Demonstrate a commanding and critical knowledge of Cicero’s thoughts on friendship as expressed in his “Treatise on Friendship”.