By Ryan K. Balot
Includes 34 essays from best students in background, classics, philosophy, and political technology to light up Greek and Roman political inspiration in all its range and intensity. deals a large survey of historical political inspiration from Archaic Greece via overdue AntiquityApproaches historical political philosophy from either a normative and old focusExamines Greek and Roman political proposal inside of historical context and modern debateExplores the function of old political notion in quite a number philosophies, corresponding to the person and neighborhood, human rights, religion. Read more...
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Rep. De Stoicorum repugnantiis (On the contradictions of the Stoics) De De tranquillitate animi (On the tranquility of the mind) tranq. anim. De Virt. De virtute morali (On Moral Virtue) mor. Vit. Vitae parallelae (Parallel Lives) Alc. Alcibiades Alex. Alexander Arat. Aratus Arist. Aristides Caes. Caesar Cam. Camittus Cic. Cicero Dem. Demosthenes Demetr. Demetrius Lye. Lycurgus Per. Pericles Pomp. Pompeius Pyrrh. Pyrrhus 41 Rom. Romulus Solon Sol. Ti. Gracch. Tim. Tiberius Gracchus Timoleon Polyb.
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Diamond 1977; Licht 1978). Speaking roughly, at least, the ancient polis existed in order to make citizens good, in the belief that both individual lives and the community as a whole would flourish most fully by this means. In other words, the ancient “politics of virtue” should be understood as “eudaimonistic” – that is, as directed toward the cultivation of virtues of character and intellect as a perfection of human nature. The cultivation of virtues which are good for their own sake enables individuals themselves to lead good, flourishing human lives, even as they contribute in functionally excellent ways to the city.