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Cicero's Ideal Statesman in Theory and Practice - Jonathan Zarecki

Cicero's Ideal Statesman in Theory and Practice

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Published: 10th April 2014
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The resurgence of interest in Cicero's political philosophy in the last twenty years demands a re-evaluation of Cicero's ideal statesman and its relationship not only to Cicero's political theory but also to his practical politics.

Jonathan Zarecki proposes three original arguments: firstly, that by the publication of his De Republica in 51 BC Cicero accepted that some sort of return to monarchy was inevitable. Secondly, that Cicero created his model of the ideal statesman as part of an attempt to reconcile the mixed constitution of Rome's past with his belief in the inevitable return of sole-person rule. Thirdly, that the ideal statesman was the primary construct against which Cicero viewed the political and military activities of Pompey, Caesar and Antony, and himself.

ISBN: 9781780934709
ISBN-10: 178093470X
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 10th April 2014
Edition Number: 1