Author - Editorial Staff
Date - 13 October 2023
Time to read - 1 min
Laws, Volume I
Plato, R. G. Bury
Final thoughts on an ideal constitution.
Plato, the great philosopher of Athens, was born in 427 BC. In early manhood an admirer of Socrates, he later founded the famous school of philosophy in the grove Academus. Much else recorded of his life is uncertain; that he left Athens for a time after Socrates’ execution is probable; that later he went to Cyrene, Egypt, and Sicily is possible; tha...
Athenian Constitution. Eudemian Ethics. Virtues and Vices
Aristotle, H. Rackham
Government of state and self.
Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BC, was the son of a physician. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367–347); subsequently he spent three years at the court of a former pupil in Asia Minor. After some time at Mitylene, in 343–342 he was appointed by King Philip of Macedon to be t...
Remains of Old Latin, Volume III: Lucilius. The Twelve Tables
E. H. Warmington, Lucilius
A miscellany of satire and law.
This edition of early Latin writings is in four volumes. The first three contain the extant work of seven poets and surviving portions of the Twelve Tables of Roman law. The fourth volume contains inscriptions on various materials (including coins), all written before 79 BC.
Volume I. Q. Ennius (239–169) of Rudiae (Rugge), author of a great epic (Ann...
On the Republic. On the Laws
Cicero, Clinton W. Keyes
The statesman on statecraft.
Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106–43 BC), Roman lawyer, orator, politician, and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era that saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement, tension, and intrigue of...
Select Papyri, Volume II: Public Documents
A. S. Hunt, C. C. Edgar
Official records from the sands of Egypt.
This volume presents papyri relating to public business of various kinds in Egypt from the middle of the 3rd century BC to AD 710, thus including affairs in that country first when it was ruled by the Greek Ptolemaic kings, secondly when it was a Roman province. The earliest examples date from the reign of King Ptolemy II Philadelphus and the latest...
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