Solon the Thinker: Political Thought in Archaic Athens

Solon the Thinker: Political Thought in Archaic Athens

by John David Lewis
     
 

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Presents the hypothesis that Solon saw Athens as a self-governing, self-supporting system akin to the early Greek conceptions of the cosmos.See more details below

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Presents the hypothesis that Solon saw Athens as a self-governing, self-supporting system akin to the early Greek conceptions of the cosmos.

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‘John Lewis’s Solon the Thinker contains a careful reading of the poetic fragments of Solon – not as poetry, but as political thought. Lewis’s interpretation of these poems provides one with a greater understanding and appreciation of the political views of Solon ... and his place in the history of ideas. Anyone interested in early Greek discussions of the polis, justice, tyranny, slavery, and freedom should find this book worthwhile reading.’

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ISBN-13:
9780715637289
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/02/2008
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
507,618
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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