Cicero De Re Publica
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Cicero's De re publica contains the fullest ancient account of the theory of the mixed constitution and the oldest extant narrative of early Roman history; it concludes with the Dream of Scipio, one of the most influential ancient visions of the afterlife. As a Platonic dialogue set in a Roman context, De re publica is in part an examination of Roman attitudes to Greek culture, in part a nostalgic evocation of an earlier and better Rome. The argument of the dialogue concerns the relationship between political theory and practice, and between social institutions and the individual citizen. This edition of most of the surviving portions of De re publica is the most detailed commentary ever to appear in English. It carefully explains Cicero's philosophical argument and its relationship to his account of early Rome, and thoroughly elucidates the language and style of the treatise.
De re publica ; De legibus
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero, Clinton Walker Keyes
Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
De Re Publica
Author: Plato, Peter Williams
Plato's republic, Latin translation
De Re Metallica
Author: Georgius Agricola
Publisher: Courier Corporation
One of the most important scientific classics, and first to offer detailed technical drawings illustrating mining techniques, field research, and the earliest scientific methods. Translated by Herbert Hoover. 289 woodcuts.
The first collaborative volume to explore popular sovereignty, a pivotal concept in the history of political thought.
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-43 BC) was a Roman statesman, lawyer, political theorist, philosopher, and Roman constitutionalist. He is widely considered one of Rome s greatest orators and prose stylists. He is generally perceived to be one of the most versatile minds of ancient Rome. He introduced the Romans to the chief schools of Greek philosophy and created a Latin philosophical vocabulary, distinguishing himself as a linguist, translator, and philosopher. An impressive orator and successful lawyer, he probably thought his political career his most important achievement. Today, he is appreciated primarily for his humanism and philosophical and political writings. Although a great master of Latin rhetoric and composition, Cicero was not Roman in the traditional sense, and was quite self-conscious of this for his entire life. He was declared a righteous pagan by the early Catholic Church, and therefore many of his works were deemed worthy of preservation. Saint Augustine and others quoted liberally from his works On the Republic and On the Laws, and it is due to this that we are able to recreate much of the work from the surviving fragments.
Res publica conquassata
Author: James K. Finn, Frank J. Groten
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Containing readings from eyewitness accounts of the collapse of the Roman republic, Res Publica Conquassata (The Republic Shattered) relates Julius Caesar's invasion of his own fatherland at the head of a loyal and seasoned army. The correspondence of the great orator Marcus Cicero, one of Caesar's most prominent political adversaries, is interspersed among Caesar's narrative episodes of the civil war (De Bello Civili). James K. Finn and Frank J. Groten, Jr. provide critical commentary on the Latin text giving depth to the readings, as well as placing the writings in historical context with a chronological table, short biographies of important persons of the time, a glossary of political terms, a map, and a full Latin-English vocabulary. The design of the whole work presents a self-contained edition intended for students of intermediate and advanced Latin.