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Cicero and the Jurists : From Citizens' Law to the Lawful State by Jill Harries (2006, Hardcover)
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Cicero and the Jurists


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  • Cicero and the Jurists available on January 26 2018 from Amazon for 136.21
  • Cicero And The Jurists available on January 11 2018 from Indigo for 196.0
  • ISBN bar code 9780715634325 ξ1 registered June 19 2017
  • ISBN bar code 9780715634325 ξ2 registered January 26 2018
  • ISBN bar code 9780715634325 ξ3 registered July 12 2017
  • Product category is Book
  • Manufacturered by Bristol Classical Press

  • # 978071563432

  • Product weight is 0.96 lbs.
Used Book in Good Condition This book traces Cicero's thought on law as an advocate; as the friend of jurists; as writer on the philosophy of the 'higher law'; and as a politician who both asserted and subverted the rights of citizens under the law. The Roman Republican jurists, hitherto largely neglected by historians, are placed in their intellectual, social and political context. As the institutions of the old Republic collapsed around them, the jurists disputed not only about legal niceties but also about fairness, trust and the rights and duties of the citizen. Although specialists, they were not culturally isolated. In the intensely competitive environment of Republican politics, senatorial jurists competed for office and honours; yet their low-profile activity could not compete with the showy victories of generals or the public performances of such advocates as Cicero. As an advocate, Cicero downplayed the contribution of jurists. But the vicissitudes of his career taught him the importance of Citizen Law as an expression of citizen rights.In the last years of his life he argued for a new integration of jurisprudence with the wider law of the philosopher and the statesman, but he also exploited the philosophy of the 'higher law' to deny 'bad citizens' their rights and to undermine the formal regulation of the Roman state.

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    ^ Cicero and the Jurists : From Citizens' Law to the Lawful State by Jill Harries (2006, Hardcover) (revised Jul 2018)
    ^ (2006). Cicero and the Jurists, Bristol Classical Press. Amazon. (revised Jan 2018)
    ^ Cicero And The Jurists Indigo. (revised Jan 2018)

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   748. Cicero and the Jurists by Jill Harries. This has been a most interesting book. I have tried to select the author’s main points:Legal discussion was not separate from public discourse in ancient Rome as it is in modern times. As can be learned from Cicero jurists were often Senators and through this they maintained a high profile to compete in Roman politics. Quintus Mucius Scaevola the Pontifex claimed that bona fides (good faith- the mark o..
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