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The Shorter Writings

Xenophon

Gregory A. McBrayer (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501718496
eISBN:
9781501718519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501718496.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This volume contains new, literal translations of Xenophon’s eight shorter writings along with interpretive essays on each work: Hiero, or The Skilled Tyrant; Agesilaus; Regime of the Lacedaemonians; ... More


Introduction

Barbara Lounsberry

in Virginia Woolf, the War Without, the War Within: Her Final Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056937
eISBN:
9780813053790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056937.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction presents the book’s main argument: the new view that Woolf enters a third stage as a diarist (after her first experimental stage and her second, lean modernist diary stage). In ... More


Contingency as a Cause (or Little Things Mean a Lot)

Richard N. Rosecrance

in The Next Great War?: The Roots of World War I and the Risk of U.S.-China Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028998
eISBN:
9780262326773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028998.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

World War I was not inevitable but a series of factors or influences compounded its occurrence: the strict balance of power; offense-dominance, the need to pacify or secure allies, repetitive crisis, ... More


‘In a style very different’: and

Madeleine Callaghan

in Shelley's Living Artistry: Letters, Poems, Plays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781786940247
eISBN:
9781786944306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940247.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Shelley’s preoccupation with embodying power struggle in language remains constant in The Cenci and Prometheus Unbound. This chapter argues that instead of reading Prometheus Unbound and The Cenci as ... More


<i>Hiero, or The Skilled Tyrant</i>

in The Shorter Writings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501718496
eISBN:
9781501718519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501718496.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Translation of and interpretive essay on the Hiero or the Skilled Tyrant. This dialogue between the tyrant Hiero and the poet Simonides contains Xenophon’s most sustained consideration of tyranny. It ... More


Tocqueville and Liberty

Frank M. Turner

Richard A. Lofthouse (ed.)

in European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207293
eISBN:
9780300212914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207293.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents a reading of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America. Tocqueville stands as one of the thinkers who opened the intellectual path to an understanding of the new world of ... More


Law’s Nature: Philosophy as a Legal Argument in Cicero’s Writings

Benedikt Forschner

in Cicero's Law: Rethinking Roman Law of the Late Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474408820
eISBN:
9781474426763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408820.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The paper deals with the use of philosophical arguments in Cicero's legal writings, in particular his forensic speeches. It tries to demonstrate that Cicero developed a unique, holistic theory of ... More


The Agapeics of the Intimate Universal

William Desmond

in The Intimate Universal: The Hidden Porosity Among Religion, Art, Philosophy, and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178761
eISBN:
9780231543002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178761.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 8 explores the agapeics of the intimate universal: the promise of this is immanent from the outset. The agapeics of the intimate universal communicates a surplus generosity that was secretly ... More


Special Issues and Considerations

Gunnar Almgren

in Health Care as a Right of Citizenship: The Continuing Evolution of Reform

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170130
eISBN:
9780231543316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170130.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter addresses a number of thorny issues having to do with segments of the national population that in one way or the other either 1) represent exceptions to the general case of American ... More


Epilogue

Barbara Lounsberry

in Virginia Woolf, the War Without, the War Within: Her Final Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056937
eISBN:
9780813053790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056937.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Virginia Woolf's third and final diary stage records the ever-nearing wars without that assailed her (and finally surrounded her) and her (artistic) wars within as she sought to address the outer ... More


The <i>Koinon Dogma</i>, the Mercenary Threat and the Consolidation of the Democratic Revolutions in Mid-Fifth-Century Sicily

David A. Teegarden

in Ancient Greek History and Contemporary Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421775
eISBN:
9781474449519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421775.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter provides a partial explanation for the apparent success of the many democratic revolutions in mid 5th century Sicily. It makes three primary points. First, the presence of mercenaries ... More


Playing with history: Byron’s Italian dramas

Mirka Horová

in Byron and Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526100559
eISBN:
9781526132222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100559.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter concentrates on Byron’s dramatic representations of Italian history – Marino Faliero, The Two Foscari and The Deformed Transformed. It demonstrates the extent to which ‘play’ – in its ... More


Through the Arch: The Country House and the Tradition of English Tyranny in Woolf’s <i>Between the Acts</i>

Marlowe A. Miller

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Virginia Woolf’s writing in the 1930’s reveals her conviction that the training for male superiority and dominance begins in the family home, is "fostered and cherished by education and tradition," ... More


Filmer's patriarchalism in context: ‘popularity’, King James VI and I, Parliament and monarchists

Cesare Cuttica

in Sir Robert Filmer (1588-1653) and the Patriotic Monarch: Patriarchalism in seventeenth-century political thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719083747
eISBN:
9781781704745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083747.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

By means of a comparative approach, chapter 4 sheds light on Patriarcha's place within the Jacobean and early Caroline monarchist canon. The treatise is analysed in conjunction with the reinforcement ... More


‘I wish to be no other but as he’: Persia, masculinity, and conversion in early-seventeenth-century travel writing and drama

Chloë Houston

in Conversions: Gender and Religious Change in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099151
eISBN:
9781526121059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099151.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In classical descriptions, Persians and their rulers are seen as being given to both tyranny and femininity; early modern Europe thus inherited a view of Persia in which the performance of religious ... More


Political relationships in context: the body politic

Irene O'Daly

in John of Salisbury and the medieval Roman renaissance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526109491
eISBN:
9781526132338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109491.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter takes an indepth look at John’s famous metaphor of the body politic. After comparing his model to those of his contemporaries, it notes that John takes the metaphor a step further by ... More


The princely head

Irene O'Daly

in John of Salisbury and the medieval Roman renaissance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526109491
eISBN:
9781526132338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109491.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter opens with a treatment of two of the cardinal virtues - fortitude and justice - virtues which have particular relevance for the prince. It suggests that, just as the good prince is ... More


Political Readings of the French Tragedy

Arlette Jouanna

in The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre: The Mysteries of a Crime of State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097553
eISBN:
9781781708880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097553.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Other readings of the Massacre than that of divine punishment were possible. Protestant intellectuals (for the most part), the so-called monarchomachs, soon published treatises and tracts attacking ... More


Tyranny Ancient and Modern

in Reading Leo Strauss: Politics, Philosophy, Judaism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226764023
eISBN:
9780226763903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763903.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Leo Strauss's On Tyranny was not only his first book written in English but also his first book written in the United States. The specific difference between ancient and modern tyranny was first ... More


The Constitutional Foundations of Health and Prosperity

Werner Troesken

in The Pox of Liberty: How the Constitution Left Americans Rich, Free, and Prone to Infection

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226922171
eISBN:
9780226922195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922195.003.0003
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter argues that the Constitution was not designed to control disease in the most effective ways possible, but to promote economic and political freedoms. Because the Constitution was ... More


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