Serafina Cuomo

Serafina Cuomo is professor of ancient history at Durham University.

In a treatise​ on the nature of the gods, written around 45 bce, Cicero formulated a version of what became known as the teleological proof of the existence of God:

When you see a statue or a painting, you recognise the exercise of art; when you observe from a distance the course of a ship, you do not hesitate to assume that its motion is guided by reason and by art; when you look at a...

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