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"Between 1553 and 1610 there were sixty-three editions of On Duties, a figure equalled by no other book. To Erasmus this work seemed to embody every principle needed by a youth undertaking a public career...he was more devoted to Cicero than any other writer, and owed him much of his skill as a storyteller. Erasmus praised him for bringing philosophy within reach of the common man, and declared his moral doctrines to be more truly Christian than many discussions by theologians and monks. Martin Luther regarded his treatises as superior to Aristotle's, and Melanchthon described On Duties as a work of perfection..."
-Michael Grant in Cicero: Selected Works