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By Marcus Tullius Cicero,E. M. Atkins,M. T. Griffin

De Officiis (On tasks) used to be Cicero's final philosophical paintings. In it he made use of Greek concept to formulate the political and moral values of Roman Republican society as he observed them, revealing by the way very much approximately genuine perform. Writing at a time of political concern after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44BC, while it was once no longer transparent how a lot of the outdated Republican order might live to tell the tale, Cicero the following passed at the insights of an elder statesman, adept at political conception and perform, to his son, and during him, to the more youthful new release in most cases. De Officiis has usually been taken care of in basic terms as a key to the misplaced Greek works that Cicero used. This quantity goals to render De Officiis, which used to be such a big impact on later masterpieces of Western political idea, extra intelligible via explaining its relation to its personal time and position. a unconditionally new translation is observed by way of a lucid creation and the entire typical positive aspects of Cambridge Texts within the historical past of Political suggestion, together with a chronology, decide upon bibliography, and notes at the vocabulary and critical contributors pointed out within the text.

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