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On Duties

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On Duties by Marcus Tullius Cicero provides readers with timeless advice on how to navigate the complexities of moral decision-making. In this philosophical work, Cicero explores the principles of justice, honesty, and virtue, offering practical guidance on how individuals should conduct themselves in various social and political situations. While the language may be somewhat challenging for modern readers, the message of the book is clear and thought-provoking. Overall, On Duties is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to cultivate a deeper understanding of ethics and moral philosophy.

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On Duties (Latin: DE OFFICIIS) discusses virtue, expediency and apparent conflicts between the two. St. Ambrose, St. Jerome and other Doctors of the Roman Catholic Church considered it to be legitimate for study. It was the second book after the Bible printed on Gutenberg's press and a standard text taught at Eton College. Written by Marcus Tullius Cicero. Translated by Walter Miller.

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