Cicero: On Duties (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought) (Paperback)

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De Officiis (On Duties) is Cicero's last theoretical work and contains his analysis, in a Greek theoretical framework, of the political and ethical values of the Roman governing class in the late Republic. It has often been treated merely as a key to the Greek philosophical works that Cicero used, but this volume aims to render De Officiis, which had a profound impact upon subsequent political thinkers, more intelligible by explaining its relation to its own time and place. All the standard series features are present, including a wholly new translation, a concise introduction by a leading scholar, select bibliography, chronology, notes on vocabulary and brief biographies of the most prominent individuals mentioned in the text.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521348355
ISBN-10: 0521348358
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: February 22nd, 1991
Pages: 243
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought