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Loeb Political Essentials

  • Republic, Volume I
  • Politics
  • On the Republic. On the Laws
  • Letters to Quintus and Brutus. Letter Fragments. Letter to Octavian. Invectives. Handbook of Electioneering
  • Moralia, X

Author - Editorial Staff

Date - 13 October 2023

Time to read - 1 min

  • Republic, Volume I

    Republic, Volume I

    Books 1–5

    Plato, Chris Emlyn-Jones, William Preddy

    The Platonic ideal of government.

    Plato of Athens, who laid the foundations of the Western philosophical tradition and in range and depth ranks among its greatest practitioners, was born to a prosperous and politically active family ca. 427 BC. In early life an admirer of Socrates, Plato later founded the first institution of higher learning in the West, the Academy, among whose many notabl...

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  • Politics

    Politics

    Aristotle, H. Rackham

    The natural state of mankind.

    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...

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  • On the Republic. On the Laws

    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...

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  • Letters to Quintus and Brutus. Letter Fragments. Letter to Octavian. Invectives. Handbook of Electioneering

    Letters to Quintus and Brutus. Letter Fragments. Letter to Octavian. Invectives. Handbook of Electioneering

    Cicero, D. R. Shackleton Bailey

    Private correspondence and dubious disquisitions.

    Cicero had an affectionate relationship with his only brother, Quintus, down to the closing years of their lives. The letters from Cicero to him in this collection offer an intimate look at their world. Cicero’s close friendship with the intensely intellectual Brutus was signalized by Cicero’s dedication of his prized Orator to Brutus. The c...

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  • Moralia, X

    Moralia, X

    Love Stories. That a Philosopher Ought to Converse Especially With Men in Power. To an Uneducated Ruler. Whether an Old Man Should Engage in Public Affairs. Precepts of Statecraft. On Monarchy, Democracy, and Oligarchy. That We Ought Not to Borrow. Lives

    Plutarch, Harold North Fowler

    Eclectic essays on ethics, education, and much else besides.

    Plutarch (Plutarchus), ca. AD 45–120, was born at Chaeronea in Boeotia in central Greece, studied philosophy at Athens, and, after coming to Rome as a teacher in philosophy, was given consular rank by the emperor Trajan and a procuratorship in Greece by Hadrian. He was married and the father of one daughter and four sons. He...

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