Early Greek Political Thought from Homer to the Sophists

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Including the works of more than thirty authors, this edition of early Greek writings on social and political issues includes the origin of human society and law; the nature of justice and good government; 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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Table of Contents

Principal dates
Bibliographical note
Table of equivalents
Pt. I Early poetry
Homer 3
Hesiod 9
Archilochus 21
Tyrtaeus 23
Solon 25
Theognis 31
Hymn to Hephaestus 35
Simonides 36
Xenophanes 38
Pindar 40
Pt. II Tragedy
Aeschylus 43
Sophocles 50
Euripides 60
Other tragic fragments 73
Pt. III History and folklore
Herodotus 77
Thucydides 86
The Old Oligarch 133
Aesop 145
Pt. IV Philosophy and science
Heraclitus 151
Democritus 156
Medical writers from the Hippocratic corpus 164
Antisthenes 167
Pt. V Sophists
Protagoras 173
Gorgias 190
Prodicus 210
Hippias 215
Antiphon 218
Thrasymachus 254
Evenus 257
Critias 259
Lycophron 275
Alcidamas 276
Anonymus Iamblichi 290
Dissoi Logoi 296
From unknown authors 309
Index 313
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