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

De Officiis (On tasks) was once Cicero's final philosophical paintings. In it he made use of Greek proposal to formulate the political and moral values of Roman Republican society as he observed them, revealing by the way very much approximately real perform. Writing at a time of political drawback after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44BC, while it used to be now not transparent how a lot of the outdated Republican order could live to tell the tale, Cicero the following passed at the insights of an elder statesman, adept at political concept and perform, to his son, and during him, to the more youthful new release regularly. De Officiis has usually been handled 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 huge impact on later masterpieces of Western political suggestion, extra intelligible through explaining its relation to its personal time and position. a totally new translation is observed via a lucid creation and the entire ordinary beneficial properties of Cambridge Texts within the historical past of Political proposal, together with a chronology, pick out bibliography, and notes at the vocabulary and critical members pointed out within the text.

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