Released on 2014-05-01Categories Political Science

Greek and Roman Political Ideas

Greek and Roman Political Ideas

Author: Melissa Lane

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141976167

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 557

What is politics? What are the origins of political philosophy? What can we learn from the Greeks and Romans? In Greek and Roman Political Ideas, acclaimed classics scholar Melissa Lane introduces the reader to the foundations of Western political thought, from the Greeks, who invented democracy, to the Romans, who created a republic and then transformed it into an empire. Tracing the origins of political philosophy from Socrates to Cicero to Plutarch, Lane reminds us that the birth of politics was as much a story of individuals as ideas.
Released on 2016-08-16Categories History

The Birth of Politics

The Birth of Politics

Author: Melissa Lane

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691173092

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 606

"First published in the United Kingdom as: Greek and Roman political ideas: a Pelican introduction, by the Penquin Group, Penguin Books ... London"--T.p. verso.
Released on 2012-12-21Categories History

A Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought

A Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought

Author: Ryan K. Balot

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118556689

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 872

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
Released on 2000-05-11Categories Philosophy

The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought

The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought

Author: Professor of Greek Christopher Rowe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521481368

Category: Philosophy

Page: 745

View: 338

This volume is the first general and comprehensive treatment of the political thought of ancient Greece and Rome ever to be published in English. It covers Plato and Aristotle at length, but also a host of other major and minor thinkers, from Thucydides and the Greek dramatists to Cicero and early Christian writers. It attempts both historical and philosophical assessment of the writers discussed and quotes them generously in translation. It will take its place as a standard work essential for scholars and students of classics, history, philosophy and theology.
Released on 2006-01-09Categories Philosophy

Greek Political Thought

Greek Political Thought

Author: Ryan K. Balot

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 140510029X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

View: 573

This wide-ranging history of ancient Greek political thought shows what ancient political texts might mean to citizens of the twenty-first century. A provocative and wide-ranging history of ancient Greek political thought Demonstrates what ancient Greek works of political philosophy might mean to citizens of the twenty-first century Examines an array of poetic, historical, and philosophical texts in an effort to locate Greek political thought in its cultural context Pays careful attention to the distinctively ancient connections between politics and ethics Structured around key themes such as the origins of political thought, political self-definition, revolutions in political thought, democracy and imperialism
Released on 1997Categories Philosophy

History of Political Ideas

History of Political Ideas

Author: Eric Voegelin

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826211267

Category: Philosophy

Page: 281

View: 781

Reaching from the decline of the Greek Polis to Saint Augustine, Voegelin demonstrates that the spiritual disintegration of the Hellenic world inaugurated a long process of transition in the self- understanding of Mediterranean and European man. At the heart of his interpretation is the powerful account of Apostolic Christianity's political implications and the work of the early church fathers. Voegelin's consideration of the political philosophy of Rome and his unique analysis of Greek and early Roman law are of particular interest. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Released on 2013-08-01Categories Philosophy

Politeia in Greek and Roman Philosophy

Politeia in Greek and Roman Philosophy

Author: Verity Harte

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107244726

Category: Philosophy

Page:

View: 121

This is the first exploration of how ideas of politeia (constitution) structure both political and extra-political relations throughout the entirety of Greek and Roman philosophy, ranging from Presocratic to classical, Hellenistic, and Neoplatonic thought. A highly distinguished international team of scholars investigate topics such as the Athenian, Spartan and Platonic visions of politeia, the reshaping of Greek and Latin vocabularies of politics, the practice of politics in Plato and Proclus, the politics of value in Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics, and the extension of constitutional order to discussions of animals, gods and the cosmos. The volume is dedicated to Professor Malcolm Schofield, one of the world's leading scholars of ancient philosophy.
Released on 2021-05-30Categories History

Dionysus and Politics

Dionysus and Politics

Author: Filip Doroszewski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000392418

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 478

This volume presents an essential but underestimated role that Dionysus played in Greek and Roman political thought. Written by an interdisciplinary team of scholars, the volume covers the period from archaic Greece to the late Roman Empire. The reader can observe how ideas and political themes rooted in Greek classical thought were continued, adapted and developed over the course of history. The authors (including four leading experts in the field: Cornelia Isler-Kerényi, Jean-Marie Pailler, Richard Seaford andRichard Stoneman) reconstruct the political significance of Dionysus by examining different types of evidence: historiography, poetry, coins, epigraphy, art and philosophy. They discuss the place of the god in Greek city-state politics, explore the long tradition of imitating Dionysus that ancient leaders, from Alexander the Great to the Roman emperors, manifested in various ways, and shows how the political role of Dionysus was reflected in Orphism and Neoplatonist philosophy. Dionysus and Politics provides an excellent introduction to a fundamental feature of ancient political thought which until now has been largely neglected by mainstream academia. The book will be an invaluable resource to students and scholars interested in ancient politics and religion.
Released on 2018-04-12Categories History

Roman Political Thought

Roman Political Thought

Author: Jed W. Atkins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108619745

Category: History

Page:

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What can the Romans teach us about politics? This thematic introduction to Roman political thought shows how the Roman world developed political ideas of lasting significance, from the consequential constitutional notions of the separation of powers, political legitimacy, and individual rights to key concepts in international relations, such as imperialism, just war theory, and cosmopolitanism. Jed W. Atkins relates these and many other important ideas to Roman republicanism, traces their evolution across all major periods of Roman history, and describes Christianity's important contributions to their development. Using the politics and political thought of the United States as a case study, he argues that the relevance of Roman political thought for modern liberal democracies lies in the profound mixture of ideas both familiar and foreign to us that shape and enliven Roman republicanism. Accessible to students and non-specialists, this book provides an invaluable guide to Roman political thought and its enduring legacies.
Released on 2009-05-28Categories History

Ancient Greek Political Thought in Practice

Ancient Greek Political Thought in Practice

Author: Paul Cartledge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139488495

Category: History

Page:

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Ancient Greece was a place of tremendous political experiment and innovation, and it was here too that the first serious political thinkers emerged. Using carefully selected case-studies, in this book Professor Cartledge investigates the dynamic interaction between ancient Greek political thought and practice from early historic times to the early Roman Empire. Of concern throughout are three major issues: first, the relationship of political thought and practice; second, the relevance of class and status to explaining political behaviour and thinking; third, democracy - its invention, development and expansion, and extinction, prior to its recent resuscitation and even apotheosis. In addition, monarchy in various forms and at different periods and the peculiar political structures of Sparta are treated in detail over a chronological range extending from Homer to Plutarch. The book provides an introduction to the topic for all students and non-specialists who appreciate the continued relevance of ancient Greece to political theory and practice today.