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(etymologically reconstructed from Lat. opi-ficium, 'doing work'; pl. officia).

[German version]

[1] Duty in general

Generally a range of duties with a corresponding sense of duty or subordination (Sen. Ben. 3,18,1; Dig. 37,6,6; Cic. Tusc. 4,61); see Duty.

[German version]

[2] Duties…

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Gizewski, Christian (Berlin) and Walde, Christine (Basle), “Officium”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 06 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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