Greek Political Thought

Greek Political Thought

Author(s): Ryan K. Balot

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405100298

Online ISBN: 9780470774618

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774618

About this Book

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

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