By Marcus Tullius Cicero
Cicero's at the Commonwealth and at the legislation are his most vital works of political philosophy. the current quantity bargains a scholarly reconstruction of the fragments of at the Commonwealth and a masterly translation of either dialogues. The texts are supported through a important, concise creation, notes and different aids. scholars in politics, philosophy, historical background, legislation and classics will achieve a brand new figuring out of this seminal philosopher due to Professor Zetzel's quantity.
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Of great importance for the historical and philosophical background to On the Commonwealth is the Histories of Polybius, particularly Book (constitutional theory and early Roman history) and Book (his conversations with Scipio Aemilianus); aside from the Loeb edition, there is a good translation by E. S. Shuckburgh (London, ; repr. Bloomington, ). Other accounts of early Rome, parallel to Cicero’s narrative in On the Commonwealth Book , are those of Livy and Dionysius of Halicarnassus.
Mostly in German); Cicero the Philosopher, ed. J. G. F. Powell (Oxford, ); and Justice and Generosity (full citation above). There are two helpful introductions to the complex world of Hellenistic philosophy: A. A. , London, ), and R. Sharples, Stoics, Epicureans and Skeptics (London, ). For Stoic political theory, there is the superb study of M. Schoﬁeld, The Stoic Idea of the City (Cambridge, ). There is also an excellent bibliography for both Hellenistic and Roman philosophy in Philosophia Togata [I].
Schoﬁeld (Cambridge, ). For Cicero himself, the best brief biography, which pays due attention to Cicero’s ideas, is that of E. Rawson, Cicero: A Portrait (London, ); more recent, fuller, and with more annotation is the two-volume life by T. Mitchell, Cicero: The Ascending Years and Cicero: The Senior Statesman (New Haven, and ). The useful collection of essays in T. A. ), Cicero (London, ), contains a brief political biography and introductions to the various aspects of Cicero’s writings; an excellent bibliographical essay on recent Ciceronian scholarship is A.
Cicero: On the Commonwealth and on the Laws by Marcus Tullius Cicero