Cicero De Officiis

Hardcover | May 1, 1995

EditorMichael Winterbottom, M. Winterbottom

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The De Officiis (`On Duties'), written hurriedly not long before Cicero's death, has always commanded attention. It is based on the moral philosophy of the Greek Stoic Panaetius; but Cicero adapted the material to his audience in such a way that the book stands as an invaluable witness toRoman attitudes and behaviour.This new edition is based on a more systematic examination of the vast manuscript tradition than has previously been attempted, and exploits fresh evidence for the poorly represented X branch. The apparatus shows with new clarity the major contribution to the emendation of the text made by scribesand readers of the later manuscripts, both in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance.

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The De Officiis ('On Duties'), written hurriedly not long before Cicero's death, has always commanded attention. It is based on the moral philosophy of the Greek Stoic Panaetius; but Cicero adapted the material to his audience in such a way that the book stands as an invaluable witness to Roman attitudes and behaviour. This new edition...

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The De Officiis (`On Duties'), written hurriedly not long before Cicero's death, has always commanded attention. It is based on the moral philosophy of the Greek Stoic Panaetius; but Cicero adapted the material to his audience in such a way that the book stands as an invaluable witness toRoman attitudes and behaviour.This new edition i...

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this book is based on the moral philosophy of the Greek Stoic Panaetius; but Cicero adapted the material to his audience in such a way that the book stands as an invaluable witness to Roman attitudes and behaviour.

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-43 BC) was an orator, statesman, political theorist, and philosopher of Ancient Rome. He is generally considered the greatest Latin orator and prose stylist. M. Winterbottom is at University of Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 7.28 × 4.92 × 0.59 inPublished:May 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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The De Officiis ('On Duties'), written hurriedly not long before Cicero's death, has always commanded attention. It is based on the moral philosophy of the Greek Stoic Panaetius; but Cicero adapted the material to his audience in such a way that the book stands as an invaluable witness to Roman attitudes and behaviour. This new edition is based on a more systematic examination of the vast manuscript tradition than has hitherto been attempted, and exploits fresh evidence for the poorly represented X branch. The apparatus shows with new clarity the major contribution to the emendation of the text made by scribes and readers of the later manuscripts, both in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance.

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`Professor Winterbottom has set a high standard for the rest of us to follow. It is to be expected as a matter of course that a new OCT should become the standard text; such expectations will certainly not be disappointed. The Press deserves credit too; at one time some of us may have beenapprehensive about an apparent decline in the quality of production of OCTs, but this edition is cleanly and attractively produced. The slim lineaments of the volume should not cause any reader to underestimate the labour that has gone into it. The number of known manuscripts is in the region ifseven hundred; W. has indeed imposed 'some order on this vast army' ... and has impressively co-ordinated an army of friendly classical scholars to gather information for him ... this volume can stand as a model of the more modest and underrated, but not by any means commoner editorial virtues'J.G.F. Powell, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Classical Review, Vol. XLVI, No. 1 '96