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The Stoic Idea of the City - Malcolm Schofield

The Stoic Idea of the City

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Published: 1st January 1999
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"The Stoic Idea of the City" offers the first systematic analysis of the Stoic school, concentrating on Zeno's "Republic." Renowned classical scholar Malcolm Schofield brings together scattered and underused textual evidence, examining the Stoic ideals that initiated the natural law tradition of Western political thought. A new foreword by Martha Nussbaum and a new epilogue written by the author further secure this text as the standard work on the Stoics.
"The account emerges from a jigsaw-puzzle of items from a wide range of authorities, painstakingly pieced together and then annotated in a series of appendixes, the whole executed with fine scholarship, clarity, and good humor."--"Times Literary Supplement"

Foreword
Preface
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Cassius the Sceptic
City of love
The cosmic city
From republicanism to natural law Appendixes
Zeno and Alexander
Problems with the Stoic definitions of love
Ethical attractiveness
Descending to marriage
Plato and the Stoics on concord
Cleanthes' syllogism
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Diogenes' cosmopolitanism Epilogue: 'Impossible hypotheses'
Bibliography
Index of passages
Index and glossary of Greek terms
General index
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ISBN: 9780226740065
ISBN-10: 0226740064
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 1st January 1999
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.9 x 23.1  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Type: New edition