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A Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought

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A Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought

Comprises 34 essays from leading scholars in history, classics, philosophy, and political science to illuminate Greek and Roman political thought in all its diversity and depth.
Offers a broad survey of ancient political thought from Archaic Greece through Late Antiquity
Approaches ancient political philosophy from both a normative and historical focus
Examines Greek and Roman political thought within historical context and contemporary debate
Explores the role of ancient political thought in a range of philosophies, such as the individual and community, human rights, religion, and cosmopolitanism
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.


A Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought

Notes on Contributors
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 (2006), he specializes in the history of political thought. He received his doctorate in Classics at Princeton and his BA degrees in Classics from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Balot is currently at work on Courage and Its Critics in Democratic Athens , from which he has published articles in the American Journal of Philology, Classical Quarterly, Ancient Philosophy , and Social Research .
Todd Breyfogle is Director of Seminars for the Aspen Institute. He studied at Colorado College and Corpus Christi College, Oxford (as a Rhodes Scholar) before earning his PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He is coeditor of a five-volume commentary on Augustine's City of God (forthcoming from Oxford University Press) and edited Literary Imagination, Ancient and Modern: Essays in Honor of David Grene (1999). He has authored numerous articles on subjects ranging from Augustine, to J. S. Bach, to contemporary political theory.
Eric Brown is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Washington University in St Louis, and the author of several articles on Greek and Roman philosophy, and of Stoic Cosmopolitanism (forthcoming). Before moving to St Louis, he studied Classics and Philosophy at the universities of Cambridge, Pittsburgh, and Chicago.
Paul Cartledge is A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture within the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Clare College; he also holds the visiting position of Hellenic Parliament Global Distinguished Professor in the Theory and History of Democracy at New York University. His latest book is Ancient Greek Political Thought in Practice (2009).
Craige B. Champion is Associate Professor of Ancient History and Classics and Chair of the History Department in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. In 2004, he won the Daniel Patrick Moyni-han Award in recognition of scholarly productivity, teaching excellence, and community service. His scholarly interests lie in the history of the hellenistic world and the Middle Roman Republic, and Greek and Roman historiography. He has had an enduring interest in the ancient Greek historian Polybius. He is the author of Cultural Politics in Polybius's Histories (2004), editor of Roman Imperialism : Readings and Sources (2004), and coeditor, with Arthur M. Eckstein, of a new, annotated, two-volume English-language edition of Polybius, The Landmark Edition of Polybius' Histories (forthcoming). He has published numerous articles and review essays on ancient Greek and Roman history and historiography.
Timothy Chappell is Professor of Philosophy at The Open University, Milton Keynes, England, and Director of the Open University Ethics Centre. His books are Values and Virtues: Aristote-lianism in Contemporary Ethics (2007); The Inescapable Self (2005); Reading Plato's Theaetetus (2004); Human Values : New Essays in Ethics and Natural Law (edited with David Oderberg, 2004); Understanding Human Goods (1998); Philosophy of the Environment (1997); The Plato Reader (1996); and Aristotle and Augustine on Freedom (1995).
David J. Depew is Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and the interdisciplinary Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry (POROI) at the University of Iowa. He writes on the philosophy, history, and rhetoric of biology and its relation to culture i


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