“On Duties” Is Now Available For Pre-Order

I’m proud to announce that my new book, an annotated, fully explanatory edition of Cicero’s On Duties, is now available for pre-order.  The Kindle version is available for pre-order now (with an actual release date of July 1), and the paperback version will be available on July 1 as well.

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This book was designed specifically with the needs of the modern reader in mind.

It contains a number of innovative features that are found in no other edition.  All in all, this is a significant achievement in both scholarship and teaching, and was the fruit of a great deal of painstaking effort.

I am confident that readers will find the book to be the most complete, readable, 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, it also serves as a profoundly ennobling vision of man. Acknowledged as a 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 brings Cicero into the 21st century, while at the same time preserving the majesty and elegance of the original. Lucid, precise, and accessible, this complete and unabridged translation was designed specifically to meet the needs of the modern reader.

You will find:

  •  An innovative topical organizational scheme that permits easy, fast location of subjects and terms
  •  Almost three hundred detailed textual notes for unfamiliar terms and historical references
  •  Commentaries on the text
  •  Complete subject and name index
  •  Additional explanatory essays

Additional questions can be directed to qcurtius@gmail.com.