Greek Political Thought
By (author) Ryan K. Balot
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Greek Political Thought by Ryan K. Balot
Book DescriptionThis wide-ranging history of ancient Greek political thought shows what ancient political texts might mean to citizens of the twenty-first century. It examines an array of poetic, historical, and philosophical texts in an effort to locate Greek political thought in its cultural context; and, pays careful attention to the distinctively ancient connections between politics and ethics. The book is structured around key themes such as the origins of political thought, political self-definition, revolutions in political thought, democracy and imperialism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405100298
(243mm x 165mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought, Paperback (December 2012)
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Greek Political Thought, Paperback (November 2005)
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 thought.
Greed and Injustice in Classical Athens, Hardback (October 2001)» View all books by Ryan K. Balot
Offers a historical and sociological interpretation of classical Athens centered on the notion of greed. Integrating ancient philosophy, poetry, and history, and drawing on modern political thought, this work demonstrates that the Athenian discourse on greed was an essential component of Greek social development and political history.
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Author Biography - Ryan K. Balot
Ryan K. Balot is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. The author of Greed and Injustice in Classical Athens (2001) and Greek Political Thought (Blackwell, 2006), he specializes in the history of political thought.
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