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De re publica

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  1. a dialogue by Cicero, written in six books between 54 and 51 BC

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  2. see below

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  3. It is written in the format of a Socratic dialogue; that is to say, Scipio Africanus Minor (who had died a few decades before Cicero was born) takes the role of a wise old man — an obligatory part for the genre

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  4. The dialogue is imagined as taking place between Romans, several centuries after Socrates' death

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  5. Cicero's treatise was politically controversial — by choosing the format of a philosophical dialogue, Cicero avoided naming his political adversaries directly

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