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Plato’s Republic

Plato’s Republic – Plato

What is justice? Is the life upheld by Socrates sufficiently definite for practical guidance? The views of Callicles have been overborne; but have they been thoroughly examined? Socrates claims to be the only politician. But how can that deserve the name of policy which results in doing nothing? These and cognate questions may well have haunted Plato when he planned the Republic, the greatest of his works. The great principle of the political supremacy of mind, though thus held back through half the dialogue, really dominates the whole. It may be read between the lines all through, even in the institution of gymnastic and the appraisement of the cardinal virtues. It is a genuine development of Socratic thought. And it is this more than any other single feature which gives the Republic a prophetic significance as an attempt towards anticipating the work of future generations.

Plato's Republic

Plato’s Republic

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Plato’s Republic.

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Treatise on the Laws

Treatise on the Laws – Cicero

As a companion work to the Republic, Cicero wrote the ‘Treatise on the Laws’, De Legibus, which was almost certainly not published in Cicero’s lifetime, and possibly had not received the last touches when he died. There are three books extant, with gaps in them; but a fifth book is quoted. While the Republic describes the ideal state, the Laws discusses its statutes, so that the later work sometimes repeats the thought of the former. Thus the first book of the Laws lays as a foundation for the whole treatment of laws the thesis that all law is derived from God, through our inborn sense of justice; and this is also the subject of the third book of the Republic. The second and third books of the Laws are concerned with religion and with magistracies; two topics that in some form or other were touched upon in the latter half of the ‘De Republica.’

Treatise on the Laws

Treatise on the Laws

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Treatise on the Laws.

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Treatise on the Commonwealth

Treatise on the Commonwealth – Cicero

Cicero’s comprehensive treatise on the Commonwealth known as De Republica is a work whose direct and practical purpose was to arouse Roman citizens to the dangers which then threatened destruction to the liberties of their country. In appealing to his countrymen „to rise on stepping-stones of their dead selves to higher things,“ the inspired patriot did not hesitate to promise that all patriotic and philanthropic statesmen should not only be rewarded on earth by the approval of their own consciences and the applause of all good citizens, but by immortal glory in a realm beyond the grave.

Treatise on the Commonwealth

Treatise on the Commonwealth

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Treatise on the Commonwealth.

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Biography of Cicero (from Wikipedia):

Marcus Tullius Cicero (3 January 106 BC – 7 December 43 BC) was a Roman politician and lawyer, who served as consul in the year 63 BC. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is considered one of Rome’s greatest orators and prose stylists. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Orations Volume 4

The Orations Volume 4 – Cicero

Cicero is considered one of Rome’s greatest orators and prose stylists. His works rank among the most influential in European culture, and today still constitute one of the most important bodies of primary material for the writing and revision of Roman history. This is volume four out of four with his brilliant orations.

The Orations Volume 4

The Orations Volume 4

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The Orations Volume 4.

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Biography of Cicero (from Wikipedia):

Marcus Tullius Cicero (3 January 106 BC – 7 December 43 BC) was a Roman politician and lawyer, who served as consul in the year 63 BC. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is considered one of Rome’s greatest orators and prose stylists.

His influence on the Latin language was so immense that the subsequent history of prose, not only in Latin but in European languages up to the 19th century, was said to be either a reaction against or a return to his style. According to Michael Grant, „the influence of Cicero upon the history of European literature and ideas greatly exceeds that of any other prose writer in any language“. Cicero introduced the Romans to the chief schools of Greek philosophy and created a Latin philosophical vocabulary (with neologisms such as evidentia, humanitas, qualitas, quantitas, and essentia) distinguishing himself as a translator and philosopher. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Orations Volume 3

The Orations Volume 3 – Cicero

Cicero is considered one of Rome’s greatest orators and prose stylists. His works rank among the most influential in European culture, and today still constitute one of the most important bodies of primary material for the writing and revision of Roman history. This is volume three out of four with his brilliant orations.

The Orations Volume 3

The Orations Volume 3

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The Orations Volume 3.

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Biography of Cicero (from Wikipedia):

Marcus Tullius Cicero (3 January 106 BC – 7 December 43 BC) was a Roman politician and lawyer, who served as consul in the year 63 BC. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is considered one of Rome’s greatest orators and prose stylists.

His influence on the Latin language was so immense that the subsequent history of prose, not only in Latin but in European languages up to the 19th century, was said to be either a reaction against or a return to his style. According to Michael Grant, „the influence of Cicero upon the history of European literature and ideas greatly exceeds that of any other prose writer in any language“. Cicero introduced the Romans to the chief schools of Greek philosophy and created a Latin philosophical vocabulary (with neologisms such as evidentia, humanitas, qualitas, quantitas, and essentia) distinguishing himself as a translator and philosopher. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Orations Volume 2

The Orations Volume 2 – Cicero

Cicero is considered one of Rome’s greatest orators and prose stylists. His works rank among the most influential in European culture, and today still constitute one of the most important bodies of primary material for the writing and revision of Roman history. This is volume two out of four with his brilliant orations.

The Orations Volume 2

The Orations Volume 2

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The Orations Volume 2.

ISBN: 9783849676223.

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Biography of Cicero (from Wikipedia):

Marcus Tullius Cicero (3 January 106 BC – 7 December 43 BC) was a Roman politician and lawyer, who served as consul in the year 63 BC. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is considered one of Rome’s greatest orators and prose stylists.

His influence on the Latin language was so immense that the subsequent history of prose, not only in Latin but in European languages up to the 19th century, was said to be either a reaction against or a return to his style. According to Michael Grant, „the influence of Cicero upon the history of European literature and ideas greatly exceeds that of any other prose writer in any language“. Cicero introduced the Romans to the chief schools of Greek philosophy and created a Latin philosophical vocabulary (with neologisms such as evidentia, humanitas, qualitas, quantitas, and essentia) distinguishing himself as a translator and philosopher. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Orations Volume 1

The Orations Volume 1 – Cicero

Cicero is considered one of Rome’s greatest orators and prose stylists. His works rank among the most influential in European culture, and today still constitute one of the most important bodies of primary material for the writing and revision of Roman history. This is volume one out of four with his brilliant orations.

The Orations Volume 1

The Orations Volume 1

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The Orations Volume 1.

ISBN: 9783849676216.

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Biography of Cicero (from Wikipedia):

Marcus Tullius Cicero (3 January 106 BC – 7 December 43 BC) was a Roman politician and lawyer, who served as consul in the year 63 BC. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is considered one of Rome’s greatest orators and prose stylists.

His influence on the Latin language was so immense that the subsequent history of prose, not only in Latin but in European languages up to the 19th century, was said to be either a reaction against or a return to his style. According to Michael Grant, „the influence of Cicero upon the history of European literature and ideas greatly exceeds that of any other prose writer in any language“. Cicero introduced the Romans to the chief schools of Greek philosophy and created a Latin philosophical vocabulary (with neologisms such as evidentia, humanitas, qualitas, quantitas, and essentia) distinguishing himself as a translator and philosopher. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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On the Nature of the Gods

On the Nature of the Gods – Cicero

Cicero’s letters to and from various public and private figures are considered some of the most reliable sources of information for the people and events surrounding the fall of the Roman Republic. This is volume four out of four with Cicero’s letters from the years B.C. 44 (continued) and B.C. 43.

On the Nature of the Gods

On the Nature of the Gods

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On the Nature of the Gods.

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More information on ‚On the Nature of the Gods‘ (from Wikipedia):

The dialogue is on the whole narrated by Cicero himself, though he does not play an active part in the discussion. Gaius Velleius represents the Epicurean school, Quintus Lucilius Balbus argues for the Stoics, and Gaius Cotta speaks for Cicero’s own Academic skepticism. The first book of the dialogue contains Cicero’s introduction, Velleius‘ case for the Epicurean theology and Cotta’s criticism of Epicureanism. Book II focuses on Balbus‘ explanation and defense of Stoic theology. Book III lays out Cotta’s criticism of Balbus‘ claims. Cicero’s conclusions are ambivalent and muted, „a strategy of civilized openness“; he does, however, conclude that Balbus‘ claims, in his mind, more nearly approximate the truth (3.95). Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Letters Volume 4

The Letters Volume 4 – Cicero

Cicero’s letters to and from various public and private figures are considered some of the most reliable sources of information for the people and events surrounding the fall of the Roman Republic. This is volume four out of four with Cicero’s letters from the years B.C. 44 (continued) and B.C. 43.

The Letters Volume 4

The Letters Volume 4

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The Letters Volume 4.

ISBN: 9783849676506.

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Biography of Cicero (from Wikipedia):

Marcus Tullius Cicero (3 January 106 BC – 7 December 43 BC) was a Roman politician and lawyer, who served as consul in the year 63 BC. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is considered one of Rome’s greatest orators and prose stylists.

His influence on the Latin language was so immense that the subsequent history of prose, not only in Latin but in European languages up to the 19th century, was said to be either a reaction against or a return to his style. According to Michael Grant, „the influence of Cicero upon the history of European literature and ideas greatly exceeds that of any other prose writer in any language“. Cicero introduced the Romans to the chief schools of Greek philosophy and created a Latin philosophical vocabulary (with neologisms such as evidentia, humanitas, qualitas, quantitas, and essentia) distinguishing himself as a translator and philosopher. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Letters Volume 3

The Letters Volume 3 – Cicero

Cicero’s letters to and from various public and private figures are considered some of the most reliable sources of information for the people and events surrounding the fall of the Roman Republic. This is volume three out of four with Cicero’s letters from the years B.C. 48 through B.C. 44.

The Letters Volume 3

The Letters Volume 3

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The Letters Volume 3.

ISBN: 9783849676490.

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Biography of Cicero (from Wikipedia):

Marcus Tullius Cicero (3 January 106 BC – 7 December 43 BC) was a Roman politician and lawyer, who served as consul in the year 63 BC. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is considered one of Rome’s greatest orators and prose stylists.

His influence on the Latin language was so immense that the subsequent history of prose, not only in Latin but in European languages up to the 19th century, was said to be either a reaction against or a return to his style. According to Michael Grant, „the influence of Cicero upon the history of European literature and ideas greatly exceeds that of any other prose writer in any language“. Cicero introduced the Romans to the chief schools of Greek philosophy and created a Latin philosophical vocabulary (with neologisms such as evidentia, humanitas, qualitas, quantitas, and essentia) distinguishing himself as a translator and philosopher. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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