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This edition contains the Latin text of most of the surviving parts of Cicero's most elaborate philosophical dialogue, De re publica, together with a full commentary explaining the philosophical and historical argument, and elucidating the grammar and style. De re publica is a major document in the history of European political theory, and a masterpiece of Ciceronian style. This is the fullest commentary ever to appear in English.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: 1. Context; 2. Composition, setting, form; 3. Argument, structure, sources; 4. Style; 5. Text; M. TVLLI CICERONIS DE RE PVBLICA LIBRI; Commentary.