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This is the most complete, easy-to-follow, and explanatory edition of Cicero's On Duties available in English.

On Duties represents the pinnacle of Western moral philosophy. Not only is it an unmatched practical guide to conduct, but it also serves as a profoundly ennobling vision of man.

Acknowledged as a supreme moral authority for many centuries, it was the second book, after the Gutenberg Bible, to be printed following the invention of the printing press.

This new English translation by Quintus Curtius was specifically designed with the needs of the modern listener in mind. It reproduces the majesty and elegance of the original, while at the same time containing features found in no other edition.

Lucid, precise, and accessible, this complete and unabridged edition contains detailed commentaries, additional explanatory essays, and much more. 

Quintus Curtius is an attorney, writer, and former Marine officer. He can be found at www.qcurtius.com.

©2016 Quintus Curtius (P)2018 Quintus Curtius

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Solid, with room for thought

Cicero layed out solid arguments for the principles of what makes an action good, differentiating "good" from "pleasurable" and allowing the reader room to ponder if and how to apply these to their life. Saethon Williams spoke well as narrator, and was easy to imagine as being Cicero.

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This is an excellent translation. The narrator added to the philosophical tone of the book This is a great work full of wisdom.