A Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought (Google eBook)

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Ryan K. Balot
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 30, 2009 - History - 688 pages
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Comprises 34 essays from leading scholars in history, classics, philosophy, and political science to illuminate Greek and Roman political thought in all its diversity and depth.
  • Offers a broad survey of ancient political thought from Archaic Greece through Late Antiquity
  • Approaches ancient political philosophy from both a normative and historical focus
  • Examines Greek and Roman political thought within historical context and contemporary debate
  • Explores the role of ancient political thought in a range of philosophies, such as the individual and community, human rights, religion, and cosmopolitanism
  

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Contents

PART I The Broad View
1
PART II Democracies and Republics
131
PART III The Virtues and Vices of OneMan Rule
229
PART IV The Passions of Ancient Politics
281
PART V The Athens of Socrates Plato and Aristotle
321
PART VI Constructing Political Narrative
419
PART VII Antipolitics
471
PART VIII Receptions
527
References
557
Index of Subjects
620
Index Locorum
650
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About the author (2009)

Ryan K. Balot is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. The author of Greed and Injustice in Classical Athens (2001) and Greek Political Thought (Blackwell, 2006), he specializes in the history of political thought.

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