The Tusculanae Disputationes (the Tusculanes or Tusculan Disputations), is a series of books written by Cicero, around 45 BC, attempting to popularise Stoicphilosophy in Ancient Rome. It is so called as it was reportedly written at his villa in Tusculum.
The Tusculanae Disputationes consists of five books:
"On the contempt of death"
"On bearing pain"
"On grief of mind"
"On other perturbations of the mind"
"Whether virtue alone be sufficient for a happy life"
The Tusculan Disputations is the locus classicus of the legend of the Sword of Damocles, as well as of the sole mention of cultura animi as an agricultural metaphor for human culture. There is also a disapproving note that Amafinius was one of the first Latin writers in Rome.