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

By Jonathan Zarecki

The resurgence of curiosity in Cicero's political philosophy within the final 20 years calls for a re-assessment of Cicero's perfect statesman and its courting not just to Cicero's political conception but in addition to his functional politics.

Jonathan Zarecki proposes 3 unique arguments: to start with, that via the book of his De Republica in fifty one BC Cicero accredited that a few kind of go back to monarchy used to be inevitable. Secondly, that Cicero created his version of the suitable statesman as a part of an try to reconcile the combined structure of Rome's previous along with his trust within the inevitable go back of sole-person rule. Thirdly, that definitely the right statesman used to be the first build opposed to which Cicero considered the political and army actions of Pompey, Caesar and Antony, and himself.

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