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Cicero and Dicaearchus

Sean Mcconnell

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy: Volume 42

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644384
eISBN:
9780191743344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644384.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Cicero's general interest in Dicaearchus' ethical and political thought can be detected in his letters to Atticus and De legibus. At present, however, we do not possess a clear and detailed picture ... More


Cicero's Philosophy of History

Matthew Fox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211920
eISBN:
9780191705854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211920.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Cicero has long been seen to embody the values of the Roman Republic. This study of Cicero's use of history reveals that rather than promoting his own values, Cicero uses historical representation to ... More


Old Philosophy and New Power: Cicero in Fifth-Century North Africa

Margaret Atkins

in Philosophy and Power in the Graeco-Roman World: Essays in Honour of Miriam Griffin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299905
eISBN:
9780191707803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299905.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that the appeal to Ciceronian ideas is successful where these ideas can be integrated effectively into a new world-view; ironically, it is the Christian Augustine, rather than the ... More


A Society of Orders

Noah Dauber

in State and Commonwealth: The Theory of the State in Early Modern England, 1549-1640

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170305
eISBN:
9781400881017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170305.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Sir Thomas Smith's account of political development in the form of a description of the Elizabethan state in his De Republica Anglorum. More specifically, it considers Smith's ... More


Literature, History, and Philosophy: The Example of De re publica

Matthew Fox

in Cicero's Philosophy of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211920
eISBN:
9780191705854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211920.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The chapter is the first in a series of detailed readings of individual philosophical dialogues. De republica is examined as an attempt to ground political theory in Roman history, but one that ... More


The Search for Otium

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/9780199216444.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In March 56, when speaking for Sestius, Cicero had claimed that the supreme aim for the helmsmen of the res publica was ‘cum dignitate otium’, the undisturbed enjoyment of their rank. A year later, ... More


Reading and Reception

Matthew Fox

in Cicero's Philosophy of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211920
eISBN:
9780191705854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211920.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter focuses upon defining a particular reception-based approach to understanding changing interpretations of Cicero. Most readers stress the dogmatic ambitions of Cicero's philosophy over ... More


The Political Economy of Sir Thomas Smith

Henry S. Turner

in The Corporate Commonwealth: Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226363356
eISBN:
9780226363493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363493.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines mid-sixteenth-century discussions of the idea of the commonwealth, with reference to the writings of the statesman and jurist Sir Thomas Smith (1513-77). Through a discussion of ... More


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