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Saving the City: Philosopher-Kings and Other Classical Paradigms

Saving the City: Philosopher-Kings and Other Classical Paradigms

Hardback Issues in Ancient Philosophy

By (author) Malcolm Schofield

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 234mm x 26mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 1 February 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415184673
  • ISBN 13: 9780415184670
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: bibliography, indexes

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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.

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Table of contents

Preface. Introduction. 1. Euboulia in the Iliad, 2. The Disappearing Philosopher King, 3. Zeno of Citium's Anti-Utopianism, 4. Plato on Economy, 5. Political Friendship and the Ideology of Reciprocity, 6. Hierarchy and equality in Aristotle's Social and Political Thought, 7. Ideology and Philosophy in Aristotle's theory of Slavery, 8. Sharing in the Constitution, 9. Morality in the Law: the case of Diogenes of Babylon , 10. Cicero's Definition of Res Publica, Bibliography, Indexes.