Peter Struck: "Posidonius on Divination"

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Peter Struck (University of Pennsylvania)  - `Posidonius on Divination'. Listen here.

This paper will examine Stoic ideas on divination, focusing on Posidonius’ tripartite explanation at the close of Book 1 of Cicero’s De divinatione. I will suggest that this theory is best explained through the application of Stoic ideas on the psychology of action to the Stoic pneuma as a whole.