Cicero’s definition of res publica

Author: Schofield, Malcolm
Title: Cicero’s definition of res publica
Review/Collection: in: Powell, J. G. F. (Ed.), Cicero the philosopher: twelve papers
Place edition: Oxford
Editor: Clarendon press
Year edition: 1995
Pages: 63-83
Keywords: Droit - Diritto - Law, Philosophie - Filosofia - Philosophy, Sources - Fonti - Sources

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Description: [APh] [Comment] Cicero's definition of res publica as res populi that launches the argument of his Res publica operates as a criterion of legitimacy between constitutions/politeiai/set-ups/regimes that are legitimate and those that are not. This interest in distinguishing between set-ups on the grounds of legitimacy is distinctively Roman and Ciceronian and not inherited from whatever Greek models Cicero was using.
Author initials: Schofield 1995