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Early Greek Political Thought from Homer to the Sophists

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: October 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521431927

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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.

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    "Gagarin and Woodruff have made a selection so generous that one could easily carve out one's more limited selections, according to one's special theme or purpose....this volume deserves a cordial welcome." Trevor J. Saunders, Canadian Philosophical Review

    "Because of its wide range of materials included and the helpful editorial additions, this is an extremely valuable anthology, certainly the best in its field. It would be an excellent text to use in courses on ancient political thought." R.K., Ethics

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 1995
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521431927
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 223 x 142 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.595kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Principal dates
    Bibliographical note
    Table of equivalents
    Part I. Early Poetry:
    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

  • Editors

    Michael Gagarin

    Paul Woodruff

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