“On Duties” Is Now Available In Hardcover

Fortress of the Mind Publications is pleased to announce the issuance of On Duties in hardcover.  First published in 2016, Quintus Curtius’s innovative translation of On Duties has helped introduce this masterpiece of moral philosophy to a new generation of readers, many of whom have had no previous exposure to classical studies.  In so doing, it has itself become a classic, and remains the best selling text at Fortress of the Mind.  With topical organization tables, commentary, annotations, and vigorous prose that retains Cicero’s eloquent and disputatious style, this volume is one that merits a lifetime of continued reference and study.

Available at Amazon and all major book retailers (Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, The Book Depository, etc).  

3 thoughts on ““On Duties” Is Now Available In Hardcover

  1. Hey old friend, it’s been a while. Thanks for the heads-up on your new release! I think I told you previously that De Finibus was one of my favorites by Cicero and amongst my all-time favorites, period. When I read that you had a new translation out, I went back and read a paper I wrote with my brother on the book just to get pumped. You know I’m in. I always thought it was the perfect companion piece to “On Duties.”

    Best wishes,

    -Kalos Kagathos

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    • Oops, I thought this was an announcement of “On Moral Ends” in hardcover. Where’s my mind? I bought your translation of “On Duties” a while back 🙂 All the same, I just completed my order of On Moral Ends.



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      • Thanks so much, Kalos. I think you’ll find that the hardcover edition of “On Moral Ends” is a very impressive volume. High resolution photos, sturdy, high-quality binding, and thick dust jacket. But the translation itself, I think, is faithful to Cicero’s writing while also being readable. It was a lot of work, but a labor of love. (And by the way, Athens was fantastic…the photos tell the story).


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