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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.47(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)|
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.
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