Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines

Roman Commonwealth

Aubert, Jean-Jacques

In: The Sage Encyclopedia of Political Theory, 2010, p. 1205-1208

The form of our government is superior to that of all other states (civitates), because while the latter's commonwealth (res publica) was generally established by individual lawgivers through statutes and institutions, … ours was produced not by one, but by many talents, not over one's lifespan, but over several centuries and epochs. Plus

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    The form of our government is superior to that of all other states (civitates), because while the latter's commonwealth (res publica) was generally established by individual lawgivers through statutes and institutions, … ours was produced not by one, but by many talents, not over one's lifespan, but over several centuries and epochs.