Abstract or Introduction
This essay complements current literature by discussing what justice is, according to Cicero, and how it is preserved in the republic. It is argued that for the philosopher, justice is the superior virtue among all people that prevails over other virtues and promotes sociability, thereby upholding the community and the state.
Justice is upheld in the republic if everyone acts according to certain rules that are outlined in the paper and if power is divided between the monarchic, aristocratic and democratic elements in Cicero’s account of a mixed constitution. The essay starts by explaining the relevant context, then continues by outlining Cicero’s view on justice, and finally, it discusses how it is preserved in the republic as described in "On the Commonwealth" and "On Duties".
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- Carolina Gerwin (Author), 2018, Justice according to Cicero. How is it to be upheld in the republic?, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/510903