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    Description'However one defines Man, the same definition applies to us all. This is sufficient proof that there is no essential difference within mankind.' (Laws l.29-30) Cicero's The Republic is an impassioned plea for responsible governement written just before the civil war that ended the Roman Republic in a dialogue following Plato. Drawing on Greek political theory, the work embodies the mature reflections of a Roman ex-consul on the nature of political organization, on justice in society, and on the qualities needed in a statesman. Its sequel, The Laws, expounds the influential doctrine of Natural Law, which applies to all mankind, and sets out an ideal code for a reformed Roman Republic, already half in the realm of utopia. This is the first complete English translation of both works for over sixty years and features a lucid Introduction, a Table of Dates, notes on the Roman constitution, and an Index of Names. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    The Republic and the Laws
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcus Tullius Cicero, Translated by Niall Rudd
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199540112
    ISBN 10: 019954011X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
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    Ingram Subject Code: PL
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    DC22: 320.1
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    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Niall Rudd is Emeritus Professor of Latin at Bristol University. He has previously translated Juvenal's Satires for Oxford World's Classics. Jonathan Powell is Professor of Latin at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is preparing a new text of De Republica and De Legibus for the Oxford Classical Texts series.
    Review quote
    In his translation G. achieves a consistent vitality both in narrative... and in argument. Michael Coffey, The Classical Review Vol.XLIX No.2