Cicero's The Republic is an impassioned plea for responsible government written just before the civil war that ended the Roman Republic in a dialogue following Plato. Drawing on Greek political theory, the work embodies the mature reflections of a Roman ex-consul on the nature of political
organization, on justice in society, and on the qualities needed in a statesman. Its sequel, The Laws, expounds the influential doctrine of Natural Law, which applies to all mankind, and sets out an ideal code for a reformed Roman Republic, already half in the realm of utopia.
introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
- ISBN-13: 9780199540112
- ISBN-10: 019954011X
- Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
- Publish Date: July 2009
- Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds
- Page Count: 288