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By Jonathan Zarecki

The resurgence of curiosity in Cicero's political philosophy within the final two decades calls for a re-assessment of Cicero's excellent statesman and its courting not just to Cicero's political idea but additionally to his sensible politics.

Jonathan Zarecki proposes 3 unique arguments: to begin with, that via the booklet of his De Republica in fifty one BC Cicero authorised that a few kind of go back to monarchy was once inevitable. Secondly, that Cicero created his version of the perfect statesman as a part of an try and reconcile the combined structure of Rome's prior together with his trust within the inevitable go back of sole-person rule. Thirdly, that the best statesman used to be the first build opposed to which Cicero seen the political and army actions of Pompey, Caesar and Antony, and himself.

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