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Cicero and Modern Law

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Edited by: Richard O. Brooks

ISBN13: 9780754627234
Published: August 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £270.00

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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 bibilography 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 legal 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.

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Roman Law and Greek Law
Part I Cicero's Life, Predecessors and Works: Introduction to the philosophy of Cicero, Richard McKeon. Part II The Roman Law and Rhetorical Practice: Cicero and the spectacle of power, Andrew J.E. Bell
Cicero and the defining of the Ius Civile, Jill Harries. Part III Cicero's Works: Rhetoric: Everything must be argued: rhetorical theory and pedagogical practice in Cicero's Oratore, Michael Mendelson. De Republica: The Overall Structure: A new kind of model: Cicero's Roman constitution in De Republica, Elizabeth Asmis
The Nature of Res Publica: Cicero's definition of Res Publica, Malcolm Schofield
Natural Law: The philosophical foundation of Roman law: Aristotle, the Stoics and Roman theories of natural law, John Kroger
Mixed Government: The theory of the mixed constitution in Rome, Andrew Lintott
Property: The economic dimension of Cicero's political thought: property and state, Neal Wood. De Legibus: Original elements in Cicero's ideal constitution, C.W. Keyes. De Officiis: 'Domina et regina virtutum: justice and societas in De Officiis, E.M. Atkins. Cicero's Method of Thought: Philosophic method in Cicero, M.J. Buckley
Invention, Walter Watson. The Collapse of the Republic and the Death of Cicero: The federalist and the lessons of Rome, Louie Sirico. Cicero's Influence in Western Civilization: The Stoic origin of natural rights, Philip Mitsis. Cicero and Modern Political, Legal and Rhetorical Ideals: Republicanism: Republicanism: the career of a concept, Daniel T. Rodgers
Republicanism, liberalism and the law, M.N.S. Sellars, Liberalism and republicanism, Philip Pettit
Rhetoric: Graeco-Roman rhetoric: the canon and its history, Michael Frost.