ISBN-10: 1118556682

ISBN-13: 9781118556689

Contains 34 essays from top students in historical past, classics, philosophy, and political technology to light up Greek and Roman political concept in all its range and depth.

• bargains a extensive survey of historical political proposal from Archaic Greece via overdue Antiquity
• methods historic political philosophy from either a normative and historic focus
• Examines Greek and Roman political suggestion inside of ancient context and modern debate
• Explores the function of historical political proposal in more than a few philosophies, resembling the person and group, human rights, faith, and cosmopolitanism

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Areopagiticus C. soph. Contra sophistas Pcmath. Panathenaicus LdÄ W. Helck, E. Otto, and W. Westendorf (eds), Lexicon der Agyptologie (1975-86) LIMC Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (1981– ) Liv. Livy Livy, Epit. Livy, Epitomae Lobel-Page E. Lobel and D. Page, Poetarum Lesbiorum Fragmenta (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1955) Lucian, Alex. Lucian, Alexander Lye. Lycurgus 37 Lys. M. Med. Lysias Aur. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Men. Dys Menander, Dyskolos Men. Rhet. Menander Rhetor ML R.

By contrast with other ancient Mediterranean peoples, as Raaflaub shows, the Greeks and Romans erected their conception of the political on the basis of egalitarian practices of political power (to be sure: among the citizenry, not universally) and a concern with collective aims such as justice, well-being, law and order, freedom, and equality. Their political practices came to light as the most useful responses to the Greek experience of life in small-scale, independent, nonhierarchical, and materially and militarily struggling Mediterranean communities.

Arendt 1958; cf. T. Pangle 1988; Oldfield 1990; Zuckert, chapter 34), it would be misguided to assert that ideals of active, excellent, and intrinsically worthwhile civic virtues were the unique prerogative of ancient Greeks and Romans. As Christopher Nadon shows in chapter 33, citizenship has constituted a central theoretical and practical category wherever republican forms of political organization have prevailed, such as Renaissance Italy or the colonial United States. More broadly, in fact, the continental tradition of modern political philosophy -including Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Hegel – has built upon and extended the ancient theories of citizenship and civic virtue.

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