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On Obligations
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Author : Cicero
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN# : 9780199540716
Pages : 288
Price :INR 275
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Cicero write On Obligations (De Officiis) in late 44 BC after the assassination of Julius Caesar to provide principles of behavior for aspiring politicians. It has subsequently played a seminal role in the formation of ethical values in western Christendom. Adopted by the fourth-century Christian humanists, it became transmuted into the moral code of the high Middle Ages. Thereafter, in the Renaissance from the time of Petrarch, and in the Age of Enlightenment that followed, it was given central prominence in discussion of the government of states. Today, when corruption and conflict in political life are the focus of so much public attention, On Obligations is still the foremost guide to good conduct

About The Author:

P. G. Walsh has translated four previous classical works for OWC: Apuleius, The Golden Ass; Petronius, Satyricon; Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy; and Cicero, The Nature of the Gods


Table Of Contents:

AbbreviationsviiiIntroductionixSummary of the TextxlviiiNote on the TextliiiNote on the TranslationlivSelect BibliographylviChronology of Cicero the PhilosopherlixOn Obligations1Explanatory Notes127Index and Glossary of Names207

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