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Cicero,_The_Republic_1 - History 151 McIntosh Study...

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History 151 McIntosh Study questions for Marcus Tullius Cicero, The Republic , pp. x-xxiii, xxxii, 3-8 (to Tubero's lines in the dialogue), 16-59 (from "But if you are so keen . . ." near the top of the page). The asterisks in the text refer to the explanatory notes (pp. 175-92). Only some of these notes contain information that you will find useful; you should consult them selectively. The notes on the Roman constitution (pp. 170-74) describe concisely the various institutions and offices; although not assigned, this section is worth reading. The index of names (pp. 222-42) includes short accounts of the persons mentioned in the text. The text is fragmentary; bracketed notes indicate where leaves are missing. In the unassigned pages (8-16) the characters in the dialogue gather on Scipio's estate and discuss astronomical phenomena, especially the recent appearance of two suns in the heavens. (For the natural explanation of this phenomenon, see the note on pp. 177-78.) Your reading of the dialogue
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