The Republic and the Laws by Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Cicero's The Republic is an impassioned plea for responsible government written just before the civil war that ended the Roman Republic in a dialogue following Plato. Drawing on Greek political theory, the work embodies the mature reflections of a Roman ex-consul on the nature of political organization, on justice in society, and on the qualities needed in a statesman. Its sequel, The Laws, expounds the influential doctrine of Natural Law, which applies to all mankind, and sets out an ideal code for a reformed Roman Republic, already half in the realm of utopia.

Oxford University Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9780199540112. 242 pp.
Translated by Niall Rudd.
Softcover. Near fine.