Text written by Vicente Rossi.
Cicero treatises on education, of which only part of the second survives, also known as the Lucullus.
Fishburn and Hughes: "Otherwise known as the Lucullus, after its main speaker. The first draft of the Academica was in two books. It was later recast in four, of which we possess part of the first (Academica posteriora) and the Lucullus. In it Cicero examines the question of the certainty of knowledge, supplying Latin terminology for Greek philosophical ideas. He tends to favour the Stoics, blaming the Epicureans for many failings, not least 'their neglect of literary style'. CF 202: two passages in the Academica priora concern the possibility that people and eventsmay be repeated across the universe. In the first Lucullus opposes Catulus' theory that 'in this world there exists a second Catulus, or indeed in countless other worlds there exist countless copies of him' (ch. 17, para. 5). In the second passage alluded to in the story, Cicero mocks Lucullus' idea that 'just as we are at this moment close to Bauli ... so there are countless persons in exactly similar places with our names, our honours, our achievements, our minds, our shapes, our ages, discussing the same subject' (ch. 40, para. 125)." (2)
street in Buenos Aires
city in Greece, site of naval battle in 31 B.C.
Lugones political essays
Lane book, 1836
character in Borges
Borges story-essay, a review of Mir Bahadur Ali's Approach to Al-Mu'tasim
Fishburn and Hughes: Azevedo (also Acevedo) An alternative spelling of Borges's family surname on his mother's side, Acevedo. Its Sephardic associations have suggested that Borges had Jewish ancestry, something that he has ambiguously both 'regretfully denied' and acknowledged (Emir Rodríguez Monegal, Jorge Luis Borges: A Literary Biography, NY 1978, 12-13). Daniel Simón Azevedo is a pivotal character in Death and the Compass. A Biography of Tadeo Isidoro Cruz (1829-1874): Francisco Xavier Acevedo was a relative of Borges. The Encounter: the owner of the house in which the story is set was called Acevedo, or Acebal. Death and the Compass; The Dead Man; A Biography of Tadeo Isidoro Cruz (1829-1874); The Encounter
Borges's mother, 1876-1975
Uruguayan writer, 1851-1919, author of Brenda, Ismael and Nativa.
Argentinian writer, 1882-1959
Fishburn and Hughes: "An Argentine writer and jurist. In 1941 he won the Premio Nacional for his novel Cancha Larga; Borges's own entry, The Garden of Forking Paths, won second prize. The surname is used is for several fictional characters." (2)
character in Borges story
Borges's maternal grandfather (1835-1905)
Catalan merchant who came to Buenos Aires in 1728