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By Andrew R. Dyck

Towards the top of the final century Cicero's paintings got here less than assault from a number of angles. His political stance used to be sharply criticized for inconsistency by way of Theodor Mommsen and others, his philosophical works for loss of originality. seeing that then students have come to a greater figuring out of the political stipulations that educated the perspectives of Mommsen and his contemporaries approximately Caesar and Cicero, and for this reason Cicero's writings were restored to a extra applicable place within the literature and background of the Roman Republic. even as fresh years have noticeable a thorough research of Hellenistic philosophy, and this has proven extra essentially than earlier than that, even whereas following Greek versions, Cicero still pursued his personal political and, within the moral works, moralistic agenda.
Composed in haste almost immediately sooner than Cicero's loss of life, de Officiis has exercised huge, immense impression over the centuries. it's all the extra staggering that Andrew R. Dyck's quantity is the 1st particular English statement at the paintings written during this century. It offers with the issues of the Latin textual content (taking account of Michael Winterbottom's new edition), it delineates the work's constitution and occasionally elusive teach of suggestion, clarifies the underlying Greek and Latin thoughts, and offers beginning issues for drawing close the philosophical and historic difficulties that de Officiis raises.
A paintings of significant value for classicists, philosophers, and historical historians, this statement might be a useful spouse to all readers of Cicero's final philosophical work.
Andrew R. Dyck is Professor of Classics, college of California, Los Angeles.
Publication of this quantity is supported by way of a supply from the nationwide Endowment for the arts.

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Names of journals are abbreviated as in L'annee philologtque. C. unless otherwise indicated. 2. Wilhelm Suss, Cicero. Eine Einfiihrung in seine philosopbischen Scbriften {mil Ausschlufi der staatsphilosophischen Werke), Abh. d. , 1965, 5 (Wiesbaden, 1966), 143: "es fallt mir am schwersten, zu ihr (sc. " 3. Tusc. 5: philosophta iacuit usque ad banc aetatem nee ullum babuit lumen litterarum Latinarunt; quae inlustranda et excitanda nobis est. . 4. Cf. Div. 1 ff. 4). On 9 December he was again in Rome committed to the struggle with Antony (Fam.

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4. The Addressee27 In publishing and dedicating his works Cicero followed policies dictated by an amalgam of personal and political factors. One of his concerns was to strengthen his influence with the younger generation and thus secure his posthumous fame. Hence his claim that the enthusiasm of the youth of Rome spurred him to publish his consular speeches (Att. 3:. . nos. . adulescentulorum studiis excitati. ). 28 Similarly, the youthful participants Sulpicius and Cotta, though they contribute nothing of substance, constitute an appreciative audience for the conversation of de Oratore and are the catalyst for its continuation [de Orat.

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