On the Laws

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 - 43 BCE)
Translated by Charles Duke Yonge (1812 - 1891)

On the Laws (Latin: De Legibus) was written shortly after Cicero's "On the Commonwealth" during the last years of the Roman Republic. The three surviving books (out of an original six), in order, expound on Cicero's beliefs in Natural Law, recast the religious laws of Rome (in reality a rollback to the religious laws under the king Numa Pompilius) and finally talk of his proposed reforms to the Roman Constitution. (Summary Adapted from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity), *Non-fiction, Philosophy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Book I (Part I) I-IX Geoffrey Edwards
Play 02 Book I (Part II) X-XXIV Geoffrey Edwards
Play 03 Book II (Part I) I-XV Geoffrey Edwards
Play 04 Book II (Part II) XVI-XXVII Geoffrey Edwards
Play 05 Book III Geoffrey Edwards