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Cicero, On the Republic

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018


...In no other state than that in which supreme power belongs to the people can liberty find any place to dwell – and surely nothing can ever be sweeter than liberty. But liberty, if it is not equal, is not actually liberty. But how can...


Jane D. Chaplin

Jane Chaplin is James I. Armstrong Professor of Classics at Middlebury College, VT, United States Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classic Texts in Context

...Introduction The extract offered here consists of two key parts of Livy’s monumental history of Rome: the Preface to the whole and a crucial turning point in the Second Punic War, his narrative of the Romans’ life-or-death combat...