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The birth of politics : eight Greek and Roman political ideas and why they matter, Melissa Lane

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The birth of politics : eight Greek and Roman political ideas and why they matter
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The birth of politics
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eight Greek and Roman political ideas and why they matter
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Melissa Lane
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Eight Greek and Roman political ideas and why they matter
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eng
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"In The Birth of Politics, Melissa Lane introduces the reader to the foundations of Western political thought, from the Greeks, who invented democracy, to the Romans, who created a republic and then transformed it into an empire. Tracing the origins of our political concepts from Socrates to Plutarch to Cicero, Lane reminds us that the birth of politics was a story as much of individuals as ideas. Scouring the speeches of lawyers alongside the speculations of philosophers, and the reflections of ex-slaves next to the popular comedies and tragedies of the Greek and Roman stages, this book brings ancient ideas to life in unexpected ways. Lane shows how the Greeks and Romans defined politics with distinctive concepts, vocabulary, and practices-all of which continue to influence politics and political aspirations around the world today. She focuses on eight political ideas from the Greco-Roman world that are especially influential today: justice, virtue, constitution, democracy, citizenship, cosmopolitanism, republic, and sovereignty. Lane also describes how the ancient formulations of these ideas often challenge widely held modern assumptions-for example, that it is possible to have political equality despite great economic inequality, or that political regimes can be indifferent to the moral character of their citizens. A stimulating introduction to the origins of our political ideas and ideals, The Birth of Politics demonstrates how much we still have to learn from the political genius of the Greeks and Romans."--
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Lane, M. S.
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320.0938
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index present
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JC73
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.L3 2014
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non fiction
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  • Political science
  • Political science
  • Political science
  • Greece
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Politisk filosofi
  • Grekiska influenser
  • Romerska influenser
  • Rome (Empire.)
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The birth of politics : eight Greek and Roman political ideas and why they matter, Melissa Lane
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"First published in the United Kingdom as: Greek and Roman political ideas : a Pelican introduction, by the Penguin Group, Penguin Books ... London"--Title page verso
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-355) and index
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Contents
List of figures -- List of maps -- Introduction. Possibilities of power and purpose -- Timeline of people and ideas -- Justice -- Constitution -- Overview of Persian Wars and Peloponnesian War -- Democracy -- Highlights of Athenian history -- Virtue -- Citizenship -- Cosmopolitanism -- Republic -- Highlights of Roman history -- Sovereignty -- Conclusion. Futures of Greek and Roman pasts --Acknowledgements -- Glossary -- Athens map key -- Brief biographies of key persons, events and places -- Reference list and abbreviations -- Notes -- Index
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ocn894625506
Dimensions
21 cm
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381 pages
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9780691173092
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2014951472
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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maps
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  • (Sirsi) i9780691166476
  • (OCoLC)894625506
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The birth of politics : eight Greek and Roman political ideas and why they matter, Melissa Lane
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom as: Greek and Roman political ideas : a Pelican introduction, by the Penguin Group, Penguin Books ... London"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- List of maps -- Introduction. Possibilities of power and purpose -- Timeline of people and ideas -- Justice -- Constitution -- Overview of Persian Wars and Peloponnesian War -- Democracy -- Highlights of Athenian history -- Virtue -- Citizenship -- Cosmopolitanism -- Republic -- Highlights of Roman history -- Sovereignty -- Conclusion. Futures of Greek and Roman pasts --Acknowledgements -- Glossary -- Athens map key -- Brief biographies of key persons, events and places -- Reference list and abbreviations -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn894625506
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
381 pages
Isbn
9780691173092
Lccn
2014951472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691166476
  • (OCoLC)894625506

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