Volume XXI, Philosophical Treatises: On Duties (Loeb Classical Library) / Edition 1

Volume XXI, Philosophical Treatises: On Duties (Loeb Classical Library) / Edition 1

by Cicero
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674990331

ISBN-13: 9780674990333

Pub. Date: 01/28/1913

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106–43 BCE), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement, tension and intrigue of

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Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106–43 BCE), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement, tension and intrigue of politics and the part he played in the turmoil of the time. Of about 106 speeches, delivered before the Roman people or the Senate if they were political, before jurors if judicial, 58 survive (a few of them incompletely). In the fourteenth century Petrarch and other Italian humanists discovered manuscripts containing more than 900 letters of which more than 800 were written by Cicero and nearly 100 by others to him. These afford a revelation of the man all the more striking because most were not written for publication. Six rhetorical works survive and another in fragments. Philosophical works include seven extant major compositions and a number of others; and some lost. There is also poetry, some original, some as translations from the Greek.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Cicero is in twenty-nine volumes.

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ISBN-13:
9780674990333
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1913
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #30
Edition description:
12th printing/1st pub.1931/index
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
810,341
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.37(h) x 1.01(d)

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Table of Contents

List Of Cicero's Works

Introduction

Bibliography

On Duties

Book I

Book II

Book III

Index

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