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The culprit in the theft was never found. Judging from its form, it is nonetheless likely that Cicero wrote with a broader audience offiviis mind. Views Read Edit View history. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

It describes life in the Roman world at ofifciis hand. Outstanding book with resonating principles. In the oficiis century Petrarch and other Italian humanists discovered manuscripts containing more than letters of which more than were written by Cicero and nearly by others to him.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. De Officiis has been characterized as an attempt to define ideals of public behavior. The work’s legacy is profound. Wikimedia Commons has media related to De Officiis. Cicero was at this time still active in politics, trying to stop revolutionary forces from taking control of the Roman Republic. Although not a Christian work, St.

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M. Tullius Cicero, De Officiis, Book I: Moral Goodness, section 1

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And it is in this very direction that I have, if I mistake not, rendered a great service to our countrymen, so that not only those who are unacquainted with Greek literature but even the cultured consider that they have gained much both in oratorical power and in mental training.

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Following the invention of the printing pressDe Officiis was the third book to be printed—third only to the Gutenberg Bible and Donatus’s “Ars Minor”, which was the first printed book.

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De Officiis continues to be one of the most popular of Cicero’s works because of its style, and because of its depiction of Roman political life under the Republic. Learn more foficiis Amazon Giveaway. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Loeb Classical Library Book 30 Hardcover: Nevertheless, just as I for my own improvement have always combined Greek and Latin studies—and I have done this not only in the study of philosophy but also in the practice of oratory—so I recommend that you should do the same, so that you may have equal command of both languages.


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These afford a revelation of the man all the more striking because most were not written for publication. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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