Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Natural Law in Cicero
True Law is right reason in agreement with nature; it is of universal application, unchanging and everlasting; it summons to duty by its commands, and averts from wrongdoing by its prohibitions. And there will not be different laws at Rome and at Athens, or different laws now and in the future, but one law, both eternal and unchangeable, will be valid for all nations and all times, and there will be one master and ruler of all, God, for of this law he is the founder, judge, and lawgiver.
(De republica 3.33, as cited by Richard Horsley.)