Author: RichardO. Brooks
Cicero and Modern Law contains the best modern writings on Cicero's major law related works, such as the Republic, On Law, On Oratory, along with a comprehensive bibliography of writings on Cicero's legal works. These works are organized to reveal the influence of Cicero's writings upon the history of legal thought, including St. Thomas, the Renaissance, Montesquieu and the U.S. Founding Fathers. Finally, the articles include discussions of Cicero's influence upon central themes in modern lega thought, including legal skepticism, republicanism, mixed government, private property, natural law, conservatism and rhetoric. The editor offers an extensive introduction, placing these articles in the context of an overall view of Cicero's contribution to modern legal thinking.
im Prosarhythmus rekonstruiert
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh
English summary: Ancient prose rhythm has never been a preferred research subject of philology, but comes back into view every now and again through new investigations. Clause research has been prevalent, especially in Th. Zielinski's study, "Uber das Clauselgesetz in Ciceros Reden" (On clausal law in Cicero's speeches) (Leipzig, 1909). However, a new standard was set with the volume by W. Schmid entitled "Uber die klassische Theorie und Praxis des antiken Prosarhythmus" (On the classical theory and practice of ancient prose rhythm) (Wiesbaden 1959). Instead of the restricted view of phrase endings, he investigated a closed system of rhythmic regularities as the defining criterion that becomes clear from ancient evidence, especially from Cicero and Aristotle. For Cicero, the rhythm takes such a central position that in his mastery of the culminating argument, his oratorical skill becomes evident. Therefore, starting off where W. Schmid left off, a new attempt was made to make visible this rhythm in Cicero's speech Sextus Roscius of Ameria. The text is divided into rhythmic units of speech, marking where Cicero paused for breath, and where he wanted to place emphasis. It shows very clearly how artfully designed this speech is. This new print allows it to be read like a score. German text. German description: Der antike Prosarhythmus ist nie bevorzugter Forschungsgegenstand der Philologie gewesen, rueckte allerdings immer wieder einmal durch neue Untersuchungen ins Blickfeld. Besonders die Klauselforschung wurde vorherrschend, vor allem durch Th. Zielinskis Studie aUber das Clauselgesetz in Ciceros Reden (Leipzig 1909).Einen neuen Massstab setzte dann jedoch der Band von W. Schmid aUber die klassische Theorie und Praxis des antiken Prosarhythmus (Wiesbaden 1959). Statt der eingeengten Sicht auf die Satzschluesse eruierte er ein geschlossenes System rhythmischer Gesetzmassigkeiten als das entscheidende Kriterium, das sich aus antiken Zeugnissen, vor allem bei Cicero und Aristoteles, ergibt. Fuer Cicero nimmt der Rhythmus eine so zentrale Stellung ein, dass er in dessen Beherrschung den Kulminationspunkt seiner rednerischen Fahigkeit sah. Deshalb wird hier, im Anschluss an W. Schmid, ein neuer Versuch unternommen, diese Rhythmisierung in Ciceros Rede fuer Sextus Roscius aus Ameria sichtbar zu machen. Der Text ist nach rhythmischen Sprecheinheiten gegliedert und markiert damit sozusagen, wo Cicero Atempausen gemacht hat und was er betonen wollte. Es zeigt sich dadurch in aller Deutlichkeit, wie kunstvoll diese Rede gestaltet ist. Durch das neue Druckbild kann sie nun wie eine aPartitur gelesen werden.
Author: James J. Murphy,Richard A. Katula,Michael Hoppmann
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Continuing its tradition of providing students with a thorough review of ancient Greek and Roman rhetorical theory and practices, A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric is the premier text for undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in the history of rhetoric. Offering vivid examples of each classical rhetor, rhetorical period, and source text, students are led to understand rhetoric's role in the exchange of knowledge and ideas. Completley updated throughout, Part I of this new edition integrates new research and expanded footnotes and bibliographies for students to develop their own scholarship. Part II offers eight classical texts for reading, study, and criticism, and includes discussion questions and keys to the text in Part I.
A Study in the Origins of Republican Philosophy
Author: Robert T. Radford
This book presents Cicero's natural law theory, including valuable definitions of the state, the ideal state, the ideal ruler, and the laws for the ideal state. Explanations are offered of the Greek sources of Cicero's republican philosophy, his influence on the Principate of Augustus, and his role in the development of modern political philosophy. As all the ages of the world have not produced a greater statesman and philosopher united than Cicero, his authority should have great weight (John Adams, 1787).
Author: Ulrike Steck
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Foreign Language Study
Die Gerichtsreden Ciceros bieten in vielerlei Hinsicht ein reiches Betatigungsfeld fur den Rechtshistoriker und historisch interessierten Juristen. Sie liefern ein detailgetreues Bild der Gerichtsordnung und der Beweisregeln der Zeit der ausgehenden romischen Republik. Die Arbeit greift den Zeugenbeweis heraus und erforscht ihn umfassend. Auf dieser Grundlage wird - auch im Vergleich mit anderen Autoren aus verschiedenen Zeiten - den wichtigen Fragen des Verfahrens, der personlichen Qualifikation des Zeugen, der Glaubwurdigkeit der Aussage und der Zeugnisdelikte nachgegangen. Die Ergebnisse der Arbeit werfen ein neues Licht auf die verschiedenen Aspekte des Zeugenbeweises in der Zeit der ausgehenden romischen Republik und ermoglichen ein tieferes Verstandnis der heutigen Beweisregeln in ihrem historisch gewachsenen Kontext."
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
As a companion work to the Republic, Cicero wrote the ‘Treatise on the Laws’, De Legibus, which was almost certainly not published in Cicero's lifetime, and possibly had not received the last touches when he died. There are three books extant, with gaps in them; but a fifth book is quoted. While the Republic describes the ideal state, the Laws discusses its statutes, so that the later work sometimes repeats the thought of the former. Thus the first book of the Laws lays as a foundation for the whole treatment of laws the thesis that all law is derived from God, through our inborn sense of justice; and this is also the subject of the third book of the Republic. The second and third books of the Laws are concerned with religion and with magistracies; two topics that in some form or other were touched upon in the latter half of the ‘De Republica.’
Author: C. E. W. Steel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A comprehensive and authoritative account of one of the greatest and most prolific writers of classical antiquity.
Author: Andrew Roy Dyck
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
in De Legibus Cicero drew on the successes and failings of contemporary Roman law to establish his own ideal set of laws for his utopian republic. This study provides a detailed and specialised analysis of each line of Cicero's `neglected' text. Rather than focusing on linguistic and technical aspects of Cicero's oratory, Dyck concentrates on the text's political, philosophical and social thought. A Knowledge of Latin is assumed.
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Cicero's On the Republic and On the Laws are his major works of political philosophy. They offer his fullest treatment of fundamental political questions: Why should educated people have any concern for politics? Is the best form of government simple, or is it a combination of elements from such simple forms as monarchy, aristocracy, and democracy? Can politics be free of injustice? The two works also help us to think about natural law, which many people have considered since ancient times to provide a foundation of unchanging, universal principles of justice. On the Republic features a defense of politics against those who advocated abstinence from public affairs. It defends a mixed constitution, the actual arrangement of offices in the Roman Republic, against simple forms of government. The Republic also supplies material for students of Roman history—as does On the Laws. The Laws, moreover, presents the results of Cicero's reflections as to how the republic needed to change in order not only to survive but also to promote justice David Fott’s vigorous yet elegant English translation is faithful to the originals. It is the first to appear since publication of the latest critical edition of the Latin texts. This book contains an introduction that both places Cicero in his historical context and explicates the timeless philosophical issues that he treats. The volume also provides a chronology of Cicero’s life, outlines of the two works, and indexes of personal names and important terms.
Author: Henry John Roby
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Roby, Henry John. Roman Private Law in the Times of Cicero and of the Antonines. Cambridge: At the University Press, 1902. Two volumes. xxxii, 543; xiii, , 560 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-059270. ISBN 1-58477-074-0. Cloth. $180. * The private law of Rome is the authentic source of the substance of modern European law, and was at its highest development, at the end of the second century, before the advent of Constantinople, when Rome was still the capital of the world. Based on an examination of original sources, this scholarly treatise on Roman private law is divided into four Books: Book I: Citizenship and Status Generally, Book II: Family, Book III: Inheritance, Book IV: Property.