Synopses & Reviews
is Leo Straussandrsquo;s classic reading of Xenophonandrsquo;s dialogue Hiero
, or Tyrannicus
, in which the tyrant Hiero and the poet Simonides discuss the advantages and disadvantages of exercising tyranny. Included are a translation of the dialogue from its original Greek, a critique of Straussandrsquo;s commentary by the French philosopher Alexandre Kojandegrave;ve, and the complete correspondence between the two.
This revised and expanded edition introduces important corrections throughout and expands Straussandrsquo;s restatement of his position in light of Kojandegrave;veandrsquo;s commentary to bring it into conformity with the text as it was originally published in France.
About the Author
(1899andndash;1973) was one of the preeminent political philosophers of the twentieth century. He is the author of many books, among them The Political Philosophy of Hobbes
, Natural Right and History
,and Spinozaandrsquo;s Critique of Religion
, all published by the University of Chicago Press.
Victor Gourevitch is the William Griffin Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Wesleyan University.and#160;Michael S. Roth is the president of Wesleyan University and the author of several books, including Memory, Trauma, and History.