Carl Joachim Classen (1928-2013) in memoriam


De clementia is the only Latin text with Plinius’ Panegyric reserved to the imperial ideology and, more generally, one of the very rare systematic discussions of Roman political thought, with Cicero’s De re publicaDe legibus, and De officiis. Yet, this work was …

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Malaspina, Ermanno. "De Clementia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 October 2014
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