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Early Greek Political Thought from Homer to the Sophists (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)

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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.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Principal dates; Bibliographical note; Glossary; Table of equivalents; Part I. Early Poetry: 1; Homer; 2. Hesiod; 3. Archilochus; 4. Tyrtaeus; 5. Solon; 6. Theognis; 7. Hymn to Hephaestus; 8. Simonides; 9. Xenophanes; 10. Pindar; Part II. Tragedy: 11. Aeschylus; 12. Sophocles; 13. Euripides; 14. Other tragic fragments; Part III. History and Folklore: 15. Herodotus; 16. Thucydides; 17. The old Oligarch; 18. Aesop; Part IV. Philosophy and Science: 19. Heraclitus; 20. Democritus; 21. Medical writers from the Hippocratic corpus; 22. Antisthenes; Part V. Sophists; 23. Protagoras; 24. Gorgias; 25. Prodicus; 26. Hippias; 27. Antiphon; 28. Thrasymachus; 29. Evenus; 30. Critias; 31. Lycophron; 32. Alcidamas; 33. Anonymus Iamblichi; 34. Dissoi Logoi; 35. From unknown authors; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521437684
Editor:
Gagarin, Michael
Editor:
Woodruff, Paul
Editor:
Gagarin, Michael
Editor:
Geuss, Raymond
Editor:
Skinner, Quentin
Author:
Skinner, Quentin
Author:
Woodruff, Paul
Author:
Gagarin, Michael
Author:
Geuss, Raymond
Editor:
Skinner, Quentin
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
History
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Political science -- Greece -- History.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Political science--Greece--History Political
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
388
Dimensions:
8.74x5.54x.85 in. 1.17 lbs.

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