Cicero S Law

Author: Paul J. du Plessis
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474408834
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This volume brings together an international team of scholars to debate Cicero's role in the narrative of Roman law in the late Republic - a role that has been minimised or overlooked in previous scholarship. This reflects current research that opens a larger and more complex debate about the nature of law and of the legal profession in the last century of the Roman Republic.

Oratory And Political Career In The Late Roman Republic

Author: Henriette van der Blom
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107051932
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Oratory and Political Career in the Late Roman Republic is a pioneering investigation into the role of oratory in Roman Republican politics.

Roman Law

Author: Rafael Domingo
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351111450
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Roman Law: An Introduction offers a clear and accessible introduction to Roman law for students of any legal tradition. In the thousand years between the Law of the Twelve Tables and Justinian’s massive Codification, the Romans developed the most sophisticated and comprehensive secular legal system of Antiquity, which remains at the heart of the civil law tradition of Europe, Latin America, and some countries of Asia and Africa. Roman lawyers created new legal concepts, ideas, rules, and mechanisms that most Western legal systems still apply. The study of Roman law thus facilitates understanding among people of different cultures by inspiring a kind of legal common sense and breadth of knowledge. Based on over twenty-five years’ experience teaching Roman law, this volume offers a comprehensive examination of the subject, as well as a historical introduction which contextualizes the Roman legal system for students who have no familiarity with Latin or knowledge of Roman history. More than a compilation of legal facts, the book captures the defining characteristics and principal achievements of Roman legal culture through a millennium of development.

Wrongful Damage To Property In Roman Law

Author: Paul J. du Plessis
ISBN: 9781474434461
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A new assessment of the importance of the lex Aquilia (wrongful damage to property) on Roman law in Britain Few topics have had a more profound impact on the study of Roman law in Britain than the lex Aquilia, a Roman statute enacted c.287/286 BCE to reform the Roman law on wrongful damage to property. This volume investigates this peculiarly British fixation against the backdrop larger themes such as the development of delict/tort in Britain and the rise of comparative law. Taken collectively, the volume establishes whether it is possible to identify a 'British' method of researching and writing about Roman law.

Politeia In Greek And Roman Philosophy

Author: Verity Harte
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107020220
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Explores how politeia (constitution) structures both political and extra-political relations throughout the entire range of Greek and Roman thought. Topics include the vocabulary of politics, the practice of politics, the politics of value, and the extension of constitutional order to relations with animals, gods and the cosmos.

A Companion To Greek And Roman Political Thought

Author: Ryan K. Balot
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118556682
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Comprises 34 essays from leading scholars in history, classics,philosophy, and political science to illuminate Greek and Romanpolitical thought in all its diversity and depth. Offers a broad survey of ancient political thought from ArchaicGreece through Late Antiquity Approaches ancient political philosophy from both a normativeand historical focus Examines Greek and Roman political thought within historicalcontext and contemporary debate Explores the role of ancient political thought in a range ofphilosophies, such as the individual and community, human rights,religion, and cosmopolitanism

Eco Republic

Author: Melissa Lane
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400838355
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An ecologically sustainable society cannot be achieved without citizens who possess the virtues and values that will foster it, and who believe that individual actions can indeed make a difference. Eco-Republic draws on ancient Greek thought--and Plato's Republic in particular--to put forward a new vision of citizenship that can make such a society a reality. Melissa Lane develops a model of a society whose health and sustainability depend on all its citizens recognizing a shared standard of value and shaping their personal goals and habits accordingly. Bringing together the moral and political ideas of the ancients with the latest social and psychological theory, Lane illuminates the individual's vital role in social change, and articulates new ways of understanding what is harmful and what is valuable, what is a benefit and what is a cost, and what the relationship between public and private well-being ought to be. Eco-Republic reveals why we must rethink our political imagination if we are to meet the challenges of climate change and other urgent environmental concerns. Offering a unique reflection on the ethics and politics of sustainability, the book goes beyond standard approaches to virtue ethics in philosophy and current debates about happiness in economics and psychology. Eco-Republic explains why health is a better standard than happiness for capturing the important links between individual action and social good, and diagnoses the reasons why the ancient concept of virtue has been sorely neglected yet is more relevant today than ever.

The Roman Republic In Political Thought

Author: Fergus Millar
Editor: UPNE
ISBN: 9781584651994
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An experienced scholar explains why the legendary early Republic, rather than the historical Republic of Cicero, has most influenced later political thought.

Cicero On Duties

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521348355
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De Officiis (On Duties) is Cicero's last theoretical work and contains his analysis, in a Greek theoretical framework, of the political and ethical values of the Roman governing class in the late Republic. It has often been treated merely as a key to the Greek philosophical works that Cicero used, but this volume aims to render De Officiis, which had a profound impact upon subsequent political thinkers, more intelligible by explaining its relation to its own time and place. All the standard series features are present, including a wholly new translation, a concise introduction by a leading scholar, select bibliography, chronology, notes on vocabulary and brief biographies of the most prominent individuals mentioned in the text.