A Written Republic: Cicero's Philosophical Politics

A Written Republic: Cicero's Philosophical Politics

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In the 40s BCE, during his forced retirement from politics under Caesar's dictatorship, Cicero turned to philosophy, producing a massive and important body of work. As he was acutely aware, this was an unusual undertaking for a Roman statesman because Romans were often hostile to philosophy, perceiving it as foreign and incompatible with fulfilling one's duty as a citizen. How, then, are we to understand Cicero's decision to pursue philosophy in the context of the… (more)

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Publisher: Princeton University Press (April 22, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 1.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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