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The Republic and The Laws

Cicero
Translated by Niall Rudd
With an introduction and notes by Jonathan Powell, and Niall Rudd

August 2008

ISBN: 9780199540112

288 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

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Cicero's The Republic is an impassioned plea for responsible government, based on Greek political theory, and written just before the civil war that ended the Roman Republic. Its sequel, The Laws, expounds the influential doctrine of Natural Law, setting out an ideal code for a reformed Roman Republic that is half in the realm of Utopia. This is the first complete English translation of both works since 1928.

  • * The first complete translation of both works for over 60 years
  • Features a table of dates, notes on the Roman constitution and an Index of Names

About the Author(s)

Cicero

Translated by Niall Rudd
With an introduction and notes by Jonathan Powell, Professor of Latin, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Niall Rudd

Reviews

In his translation G. achieves a consistent vitality both in narrative... and in argument. - Michael Coffey, The Classical Review Vol.XLIX No.2