Roman Political Thought: From Cicero to Augustine

  title={Roman Political Thought: From Cicero to Augustine},
  author={Dean C. Hammer},
1. Cicero: to save the res publica 2. Lucretius: the poetics of power: 3. Sallust: giving endurance to memory 4. Virgil: politics, violence, and memory 5. Livy: political thought as remedium 6. Seneca and jurisdiction 7. Tacitus: the political psychology of despotism 8. Marcus Aurelius and the cosmopolis 9. Augustine: political thought as confession. 
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