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A Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought

Authors: Ryan K. Balot Publisher: Wiley Publication date: 2009 Publication language: Angielski Number of pages: 689 Publication formats: EAN: 9781444310337 ISBN: 9781444310337 Category: Social & political philosophy Publisher's index: - Bibliographic note: -


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


    • Contents 10
    • Notes on Contributors 13
    • Acknowledgments 19
    • Note on Translations 20
    • List of Abbreviations 21
    • PART I The Broad View 32
      • 1 Introduction: Rethinking the History of Greek and Roman Political Thought 34
      • 2 What is Politics in the Ancient World? 51
      • 3 Early Greek Political Thought in Its Mediterranean Context 68
      • 4 Civic Ideology and Citizenship 88
      • 5 Public Action and Rational Choice in Classical Greek Political Theory 101
      • 6 Imperial Ideologies, Citizenship Myths, and Legal Disputes in Classical Athens and Republican Rome 116
      • 7 Gendered Politics, or the Self-Praise of Andres Agathoi 131
      • 8 The Religious Contexts of Ancient Political Thought 149
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