Early Greek Political Thought from Homer to the Sophists

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Professor Emeritus of Classics Michael Gagarin, Michael Gagarin, Paul Woodruff, Raymond Geuss, Cambridge University Press, Quentin Skinner
Cambridge University Press, Sep 21, 1995 - History - 324 pages
This edition of early Greek writings on social and political issues includes works by more than thirty authors, including the sophists, poets, tragedians, historians, medical writers and presocratic philosophers. Besides political theory, ancient political thought includes early sociology, anthropology, ethics and rhetoric, and the wide range of issues discussed includes the origin of human society, the origin of law, the nature of justice, the forms of good government, and the distribution of power among genders and social classes.
 

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Contents

Preface page
vii
Introduction
xxxii
Glossary
xliv
Table of equivalents
l
Early poetry
1
Tragedy
43
History and folklore Herodotus
77
Thucydides
86
Gorgias
190
Prodicus
210
Hippias
215
Antiphon
218
Thrasymachus
254
Evenus
257
Critias
259
Lycophron
275

The Old Oligarch
133
Aesop
145
Philosophy and science Heraclitus
151
Democritus
156
Medical writers from the Hippocratic corpus
164
Antisthenes
167
Sophists Protagoras
173
Alcidamas
276
Anonymus lamblichi
290
Dissoi Logoi
296
From unknown authors
309
Index
313
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