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Ancient Political Thought: A Reader (Paperback)
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Ancient Political Thought: A Reader (Paperback)

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Paperback 364 Pages / Published: 30/11/2013
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This book traces the development of political thought from the pre-Socratic tradition of ancient Greece through to the classical schools of Athens and Rome. The key ideas of central texts such as Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Politics are presented in the context of their intellectual precedents and successors. Readings range in style from the humorous satire of Aristophanes's Assemblywomen to the instructive dialogues of Plato and Cicero.

Clear, readable translations are used throughout, and helpful introductions and annotations make the readings as accessible as possible. Quotes from modern writers like Freud and Nietzsche are included to illuminate connections between ancient ideas and more recent thought.

Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781551118116
Number of pages: 364
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 178 x 18 mm


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"Bosley and Tweedale have assembled an impressive sampling of the great texts from ancient Greece and Rome. Readers will get a clear sense of this brilliant but brief moment in the Western tradition that informs so much of our own political, social, and religious thinking." -- Richard Avramenko, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"This is a splendid collection. The selections are wisely chosen and presented with clear and accessible introductions that guide students directly into the heart of the argument. I strongly recommend this as a textbook for anyone teaching in the area." -- Don Carmichael, University of Alberta

"Ancient Political Thought: A Reader is an excellent anthology of sources in English translation from Archaic times to the Hellenistic age. While focusing on Plato and Aristotle, the book offers many readings from other literary genres, being therefore a precious resource for anyone interested in the complexity and variety of evidence pertaining to ancient Greek and Roman political thought." -- Monica Berti, Tufts University & University of Leipzig

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