Howard Warrender (ed.), The Clarendon Edition of the Works of Thomas Hobbes, Vol. 2: De Cive: The English Version

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The following index is based upon the chapter-paragraph system and except where specified refers indifferently to the Latin and English versions of De Cive. It is also designed inter alia as a guide to the manuscript and early printed sources (MS, L1, L2, L3, E1).

Chapters are indicated throughout by Roman numerals and paragraphs by Arabic numerals regardless of the manner in which these numbers are written or printed in the original sources. A given chapter-paragraph reference, moreover, includes where relevant any of Hobbes's notes annexed to that paragraph, and all variant readings thereto.

The index covers not only the text of De Cive, but also all preliminary material, including when appropriate title-pages and engravings. To indicate such items the following abbreviations have been used:


Epistola Dedicatoria and The Epistle Dedicatory.


Praefatio ad Lectores and The Authors Preface to the Reader.


complimentary verses by Henricus Bruno.


portrait of Hobbes + inscription.


letters of commendation to Sorbière from Gassendi and Mersenne.


internal engravings (in the English version) + verses, illustrating the several parts of the book.


after a reference, advises the reader to consult Hobbes's note attached to this. item as well as the main body of the paragraph itself.

For the relatively few and minor references that are specific to the Latin or English versions: '(L)' after a reference means that at the point designated the item indexed is found only in the Latin De Cive (and not in the English). Such an indication may be further particularized to specify only some of the Latin sources. Thus '(MS, L1)' means that the item is found only in the MS and L1 readings for the Latin text (and not in the remaining Latin sources, nor in the English version). Contrariwise, '(E)' after a reference means that the item is found only in the English version (and not the Latin). And so, for example, the entry, 'Antiochus, II. 8 (MS, L1).' means that Antiochus is mentioned in chapter II, paragraph 8, but only in the MS and L1 readings of De Cive.

Finally, the reader who is using this index with the original sources should be reminded that Hobbes's Preface, though printed in both the Latin and English versions of De Cive, did not make its appearance until the second Latin edition and so is absent in MS and L1, a circumstance that is not further remarked below. Moreover, the numerals used to indicate paragraphs in the Dedicatory Epistle and the Preface have been added editorially. They are therefore peculiar to the present edition and are not found in earlier texts.

pg 280 Aaron, XI. 6; XVI. 13, 16
Abiathar, XI. 6
Abiram, XVI. 13
Abishai, XI. 3
Abraham, IV. 4; XVI. 1, 3–8, 10, 11, 18; XVII. 1, 15. God instituted true religion through, XVI. 1; covenant of God with, XVI. 1, 3–7*, 10; XVII. 7, 8; laws of (Laws of Nature + circumcision) XVI. 3, 5, 10; terms re existence and providence of God, XVI. 4, 7, 10; re idolatry, XVI. 7*, 10; obedience to, and rule of, XVI. 7; interpreter of word of God and all laws, XVI. 6; faith of, XVI. 4, 10
Absalom, XI. 2
Absolutism, VI. 13*, 18; XI. 6; exceptions to, VI
13. Absurdity (logical), compared with injury and breach of contract, III. 2, 3
Accommodation to others, III. 9; IV. 7
Acquisition, sovereignty by, VIII. 1
Actions, justice of, III. 5, 27*–30; IV. 21; XIV. 18; shameful or dishonourable, VI. 13
Active (v. passive) obedience, XIV. 23; XVIII. 13
Acts of the Apostles, quoted, etc., IV. 13, 15; XVII. 7, 15, 19, 24; XVIII. 3, 7, 10
Adam, XVII. 4; covenant with God, XVI. 2; guilt of disobedience, XVIII. 2
Administration, government is the power; administration the act, X. 16
Adultery, IV. 24; XVI. 10; defined by civil law, VI. 16; XIV. 9; XVII. 10
Africanus (Scipio), etc., ED. 1(L)
Agreement, alone, insufficient for peace, V. 3–5; VI. 17; insufficient for dissolution of sovereignty (double obligation) VI. 20; and honour due to parents, IX. 8. See also Consent
Amazons, the, IX. 3, 6
Ambition, disposes to war or sedition, ED. 6; XII. 10, 13; to be discouraged by the sovereign XIII. 12
Anarchy, X. 2; XI. 4; XV. 1; not a form of government VII. 2. See also State of Nature, War
Ancients, opinions of the, XV. 6
Angels, XVII. 5; XVIII. 9
Ant, and the social insects, distinguished from man, V. 5
Antigonus, III (Doson), II. 8 (MS, L1)
Antioch, Church of, XVII. 24
Antiochus, II. 8 (MS, L1)
Apelles, verses (L2)
Apostasy, XVIII. 11
Apostle of the Elect, XVII. 22
Apostles, the, XVII. 3, 5, 23, 25, 28; XVIII. 6, 7, 9, 10; elected and ordained by Christ, XVII. 24, 28; symbol of, XVIII. 6*
Arbitration, use of, III. 20, 22; IV. 16, 17
Archimedes, XIV. 19*
Aristocracy, VII. 1, 8–10; defined, VII. 1; arises from Democracy, VII. 8; and the so