RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 44963338 LA English UL http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=684544 T1 The republic and, the laws A1 Cicero, Marcus Tullius., Rudd, Niall., Powell, J. G. F., Cicero, Marcus Tullius., PB Oxford University Press PP Oxford YR 1998 SN 9780191593567 0191593567 0585110832 9780585110837 9780192832368 0192832360 AB H̀owever one defines Man, the same definition applies to us all. This is sufficient proof that there is no essential difference within mankind.' (Laws l.29-30) Cicero's The Republic is an impassioned plea for responsible governement 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.