On... Friendship and Titles

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amans
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On... Friendship and Titles

Post by amans » Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:23 pm

I've been browsing around and noticed that both Cicero and Seneca wrote a treatise de amicitia. I am, however, not sure the latter survives, but I thought it was interesting. Does anyone know of other works with this title (or equivalents in Greek: [face=spionic]peri/ fili/aj[/face] perhaps?) - or of other examples of two or more works with exactly the same title? mihi uidetur that the Romans and the Greeks often used de and [face=spionic]peri/[/face] in their titles. Why? bonum diem habete, amici :D

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Re: On... Friendship and Titles

Post by Cyborg » Thu Jun 30, 2005 12:39 am

amans wrote:mihi uidetur that the Romans and the Greeks often used de and [face=spionic]peri/[/face] in their titles. Why?
Well, I don't think there are any other ways to say "about friendship" or "concerning friendship" or "on friendship" better than using "de". "de" is still used today in Portuguese for that same very meaning.
amans wrote: bonum diem habete, amici :D
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