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Studies in Greek History and Thought - P. A. Brunt

Studies in Greek History and Thought

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Published: 1st November 1997
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This is a collection of P.A. Brunt's writings on Greek history and thought--some previously published in journals and others unpublished until now. Subjects covered include Greek political history of the fifth century B.C. and ancient historiography--including an introduction to Thucydides designed for the more general reader, to which the author has now annexed a new study of Thucydides' funeral speech. Four essays concern the relationship between Greek philosophical thinking and social and political conditions, and of these, three, which constitute about a third of the volume, are new. Two examine the extent to which Plato and his pupils sought, or were able, to make any impact on the contemporary world, and the practicality of the model city in Plato's Laws; the third discusses Aristotle's theory of slavery in relation to the actual Greek institution and to other attempts to justify slavery as well as in the context of Aristotle's own ethical doctrines.

Prefacep. v
The Megarian Decreep. 1
Thucydides and Alcibiadesp. 17
The Hellenic League Against Persiap. 47
Spartan Policy and Strategy in the Archidamian Warp. 84
Athenian Settlements Abroad in the Fifth Century B.Cp. 112
Introduction to Thucydidesp. 137
Cicero and Historiographyp. 181
Aspects of the Social Thought of Dio Chrysostom and of the Stoicsp. 210
The Model City of Plato's Lawsp. 245
Plato's Academy and Politicsp. 282
Aristotle and Slaveryp. 343
Reviewsp. 389
Indexp. 405
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ISBN: 9780198152422
ISBN-10: 0198152426
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 1st November 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.54