Saving The City

Saving The City

by Malcolm Schofield
     
 

Saving the City provides a detailed analysis of the attempts of ancient writers and thinkers, from Homer to Cicero, to construct and recommend political ideals of statesmanship and ruling, of the political community and of how it should be founded in justice. Malcolm Schofield debates to what extent the Greeks and Romans deal with the same issues as modern

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Saving the City provides a detailed analysis of the attempts of ancient writers and thinkers, from Homer to Cicero, to construct and recommend political ideals of statesmanship and ruling, of the political community and of how it should be founded in justice. Malcolm Schofield debates to what extent the Greeks and Romans deal with the same issues as modern political thinkers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415184670
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/03/1998
Series:
Issues in Ancient Philosophy Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
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Introduction1
1Euboulia in the Iliad3
2The disappearing philosopher-king31
3Zeno of Citium's anti-utopianism51
4Plato on the economy69
5Political friendship and the ideology of reciprocity82
6Equality and hierarchy in Aristotle's political thought100
7Ideology and philosophy in Aristotle's theory of slavery115
8Sharing in the constitution141
9Morality and the law: the case of Diogenes of Babylon160
10Cicero's definition of res publica178
Notes195
Bibliography230
Index239

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