On Duties


Read by Geoffrey Edwards

(4.7 stars; 15 reviews)

On Duties (Latin: DE OFFICIIS) discusses virtue, expediency and apparent conflicts between the two. St. Ambrose, St. Jerome and other Doctors of the Roman Catholic Church considered it to be legitimate for study. It was the second book after the Bible printed on Gutenberg's press and a standard text taught at Eton College. Written by Marcus Tullius Cicero. Translated by Walter Miller. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards) (6 hr 20 min)

Chapters

Book I Sections I-XIII (Text 3) 42:39 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book I Sections XIV-XXVI (Text 47) 46:12 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book I Sections XXVII-XXXIV (Text 95) 32:00 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book I Sections XXXV-XLV (Text 129) 35:47 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book II Sections I-VIII (Text 169) 30:17 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book II Sections IX-XVII (Text 199) 34:23 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book II Sections XVIII-XXV (Text 233) 31:28 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book III Sections I-VII (Text 271) 30:33 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book III Sections VIII-XV (Text 303) 32:04 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book III Sections XVI-XXIII (Text 335) 32:51 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book III Sections XXIV-XXXIII (Text 369) 32:26 Read by Geoffrey Edwards

Reviews

Interesting but difficult

(4 stars)

Not for the faint hearted if you want to absorb it, long, dense and while I applaud and thank the reader for making so many philosophical works available and for his perseverance, his delivery is atonal and that exacerbates things. Interesting though, particularly in light of what was going on around Cicero when he wrote it, and what followed.

Interesting Listen - Good Narrator

(4 stars)

I appreciate Geoffrey Edwards for taking the time to record this and other works by Cicero and other philosophers. He does a good job, and I gleaned a lot of little gems from this work.

when the boss takes over he means to pay so don't fall asleep on

(5 stars)

duties or you'll get fired so read to please