Cicero: only enough rights “to make the humbler citizens believe that they were on a level with the leading men.”

Oct 2012
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This quote appears in P.A. Brunt's The fall of the Roman Republic, p. 324. Can anyone help me find the original source in Cicero?
 

AlpinLuke

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Oct 2011
27,211
Italy, Lago Maggiore
My guess is "De Legibus". Now let me check this [but I think I'm right].
 

AlpinLuke

Forum Staff
Oct 2011
27,211
Italy, Lago Maggiore
Is it "De Legibus" iii.24 ? Which I can't find.. a fragment of the lost portion?
Yes, I think so, I'm just checking the Latin text. That's the direction of the reasoning expressed in what's visible in III.24.