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Cicero: On Duties

Cicero: On Duties

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: February 1991
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521348355

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  • De Officiis (On Duties) was Cicero's last philosophical work. In it he made use of Greek thought to formulate the political and ethical values of Roman Republican society as he saw them, revealing incidentally a great deal about actual practice. Writing at a time of political crisis after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44BC, when it was not clear how much of the old Republican order would survive, Cicero here handed on the insights of an elder statesman, adept at political theory and practice, to his son, and through him, to the younger generation in general. De Officiis has often been treated merely as a key to the lost Greek works that Cicero used. This volume aims to render De Officiis, which was such an important influence on later masterpieces of Western political thought, more intelligible by explaining its relation to its own time and place. A wholly new translation is accompanied by a lucid introduction and all the standard features of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought, including a chronology, select bibliography, and notes on the vocabulary and significant individuals mentioned in the text.

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    • Date Published: February 1991
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521348355
    • length: 243 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 139 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • contains: 1 table
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Editors' note
    Introduction
    Principal dates
    Plan of the Hellenistic schools
    Summary of the Doctrines of the Hellenistic schools
    Bibliography
    Notes on translation
    Synopsis
    On Duties
    Biographical notes
    Index of persons and places
    Index of subjects.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

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    • The Roman Revolution: From the Gracchi to the First Triumvirate, 133-60 BC
    • World Civ to 1500
  • Author

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    Editor

    E. M. Atkins, Christ's College, Cambridge

    Editor and Translator

    M. T. Griffin, Somerville College, Oxford

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