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The politics of virtue: three puzzles in Cicero’s De Officiis

Miriam Griffin

in Episteme, etc.: Essays in Honour of Jonathan Barnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199696482
eISBN:
9780191738036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696482.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

In this chapter, Cicero’s purpose in writing De Officiis is examined in the light of two puzzling features of the work: the restrictions he places on his subject, given that ‘duties’ are introduced ... More


The Ides of March and After

Andrew Lintott

in Cicero as Evidence: A Historian's Companion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216444
eISBN:
9780191712180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216444.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter begins with a discussion of Ciceros's letters following the assassination of Caesar. It then discusses his philosophical projects, which include De Natura Deorum, De Divinatione, and De ... More


Philosophy after Caesar: The New Direction

Yelena Baraz

in A Written Republic: Cicero's Philosophical Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153322
eISBN:
9781400842162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153322.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the transformation in Cicero’s philosophical project following the change in his political circumstances after the death of Julius Caesar. It begins with a reading of the ... More


Reciprocity

Neil W. Bernstein

in Ethics, Identity, and Community in Later Roman Declamation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199964116
eISBN:
9780199346042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964116.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the intersection between the Major Declamations and Roman thinking on reciprocal obligations presented in Cicero’s De Officiis and Seneca’s De Beneficiis. The impoverished ... More


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