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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 thoughtDemonstrates what ancient Greek works of political philosophy might mean to citizens of the twenty-first centuryExamines an array of poetic, historical, and philosophical texts in an effort to locate Greek political thought in its cultural contextPays careful attention to the distinctively ancient connections between politics and ethicsStructured around key themes such as the…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
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 thoughtDemonstrates what ancient Greek works of political philosophy might mean to citizens of the twenty-first centuryExamines an array of poetic, historical, and philosophical texts in an effort to locate Greek political thought in its cultural contextPays careful attention to the distinctively ancient connections between politics and ethicsStructured around key themes such as the origins of political thought, political self-definition, revolutions in political thought, democracy and imperialism
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 368
  • Erscheinungstermin: 30. Dezember 2005
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 229mm x 152mm x 19mm
  • Gewicht: 533g
  • ISBN-13: 9781405100304
  • ISBN-10: 1405100303
  • Artikelnr.: 22171974
Autorenporträt
Ryan K. Balot is Associate Professor of Classics at Washington University in St. Louis. He specializes in Greek history and political thought, and is the author of Greed and Injustice in Classical Athens (2001).
Inhaltsangabe
Preface and Acknowledgments.

Abbreviations.

1. Introduction: How to Do Greek Political Thought.

2. Archaic Greece and the Centrality of Justice.

3. Democratic Political Thinking at Athens.

4. Criticizing Democracy in Late Fifth-Century Athens.

5. Imperialism.

6. Fourth Century Revisions.

7. Aristotle's Political Thought.

8. Hellenistic Political Thought.

9. Epilogue: The Question of Politics.

Bibliographic Essay.

Index
Rezensionen
"Balot's book is written with admirable clarity and offers acoherent and sophisticated perspective on ancient politics for anundergraduate.... It has a thought-provoking agenda and treats theabstract issues really well." (The Classical Review, 2008)

"This comprehensive and well-informed book fills a niche.... [A]clearly argued and illuminating book. Balot achieves his statedaims with deceptive ease." (Journal of Hellenic Studies,February 2009)

"Balot's book is written with admirable clarity andoffers a coherent and sophisticated perspective on ancient politicsfor an undergraduate audience." (The Classical Review,Vol 58 No. 1, 2008)

"Balot has provided students with a carefully cleared paththrough several centuries of thought about Greek politics."(Bryn Mawr Classical Review)

"Greek Political Thought is a great starting point forany student interested in the ethical and political thought of theancient world." (Philosophy Reviews)"Balot's historical and narrative approach has the huge merit ofcombining ancient context and modern relevance. Balot eavesdrops onPlato, Aristotle and their forerunners and successors to bring usthe hot political news. His lively brand of 'virtue politics'should instruct the advanced undergraduate and graduate studentaudience at which it is aimed, as well as refresh the parts of theestablished academy that drier scholarship cannot reach. Written inan easy and attractive style, Greek Political Thoughtpromises to stimulate a vivacious dialogue between ancient andmodern political concerns."
-Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge

"This is a remarkable book, a work of exceptional erudition andinsight. It supplies a much needed survey of Greek politicalthought, but it is considerably more than an accessible andtrustworthy guide to the territory. Balot presents himself not asan antiquarian chronicler but as an active interpreter, setting outthe debates among the texts of the Greek tradition as new resourcesfor thinking about the ethics and politics of our own time. Oftencontroversial, but always scrupulous, Greek PoliticalThought will be of great value to serious students at everylevel."
-Stephen Salkever, Bryn Mawr College
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