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Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle

A. W. Price

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198248996
eISBN:
9780191681172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248996.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book fully explores for the first time an idea common to Plato and Aristotle, which unites their treatments—otherwise very different—of love and friendship. The idea is that although persons are ... More


Society: Tribe, Commune, and Nation

Antony Black

in The West and Islam: Religion and Political Thought in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199533206
eISBN:
9780191714498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533206.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Islam retained clans and often tribes whereas Europe moved towards nuclear families. In Europe, significant social and political relationships were based on oath rather than kinship, whether between ... More


The Greeks

Antony Black

in A World History of Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199281695
eISBN:
9780191713101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281695.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The polis (citizen-state) was ruled by warrior-citizens. Political debate kick-started philosophy and science; Aristotle later argued that humans fulfil their potential only in a polis. The Athenian ... More


Civic Obligation and Individual Liberty in Ancient Athens

Peter Liddel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226580
eISBN:
9780191710186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226580.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

By developing a notion of civic obligation, this book attempts to re‐interpret the nature of individual liberty in ancient Athens. Its primary concern is to elucidate how the considerable obligations ... More


Philip James Jones 1921–2006

Trevor Dean

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 161, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VIII

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264577
eISBN:
9780191734267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264577.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

Philip James Jones (1921–2006), a Fellow of the British Academy, was one of the most distinguished, complex, and challenging of medieval historians. His works on the Italian city-states of the ... More


Survival and transformation, 1450–1600

Tom Scott

in The City-State in Europe, 1000-1600: Hinterland, Territory, Region

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199274604
eISBN:
9780191738685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274604.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

City‐states after 1500 were not a spent force; rather, they survived by transformation and adjustment, even if their increasingly aristocratic governments have been denounced as oligarchies which ... More


Medieval Lucca: And the Evolution of the Renaissance State

M. E. Bratchel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199542901
eISBN:
9780191715655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542901.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The book traces the creation of the Lucchese state from classical antiquity to the end of the 15th century. It describes and explains the geographical configuration, institutional organization, and ... More


Lucca and its Territories in the Fifteenth Century: Politics and Administration

M. E. Bratchel

in Medieval Lucca: And the Evolution of the Renaissance State

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199542901
eISBN:
9780191715655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542901.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In earlier chapters, political, administrative, social, and economic ingredients were forged into an integrated history of the developing Lucchese state. For purposes of a more detailed analysis, the ... More


The Greek Polis: Cradle of Democracy

Thomas N. Mitchell

in Democracy's Beginning: The Athenian Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300215038
eISBN:
9780300217353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215038.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter points to the Greek polis, or city-state, as the point of origin for Greek democracy. The polis is the dominant form of political organization that developed in the Greek world between ... More


The City‐State in Greek Ethics

Nicholas White

in Individual and Conflict in Greek Ethics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250593
eISBN:
9780191598661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250592.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

One of the main vehicles for the reconciliation of individual and social happiness that has supposedly been characteristic of Greek ethics is the concept of the polis. In the Hegelian tradition it ... More


Individual Good and Deliberative Conflict through the Time of Plato

Nicholas White

in Individual and Conflict in Greek Ethics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250593
eISBN:
9780191598661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250592.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Before Plato there are ample cases in which Greek poets, philosophers, and politicians recognize the possibility that individual and social good can conflict. Nor does Plato think that a full ... More


Aristotle: Nature and Mere Nature

Julia Annas

in The Morality of Happiness

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195096521
eISBN:
9780199833061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195096525.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle argues that the virtues develop from nature as matter (mere nature) to nature as form, an ideal. Nature is also, however, what is ‘always or for the most part’. These points are linked to ... More


Introduction

M. E. Bratchel

in Lucca 1430–1494: The Reconstruction of an Italian City-Republic

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204848
eISBN:
9780191676420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204848.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter discusses the Tuscan city-state of Lucca in the 15th century. It sets out the purpose of the book, which is explore through the Lucchese case-study a range of issues which ... More


Interaction by Design: The Greek City State

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Peer polity interaction, like many concepts recently under discussion in archaeological circles, is by no means the exclusive property of archaeology. One of the problems on which the model of peer ... More


Polis-Religion and its Alternatives in the Roman Provinces†

Gregory Woolf

in Roman Religion

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615650
eISBN:
9780748650989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615650.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines one ordering principle that has recently become especially prominent in the study of the cults of the provinces in Rome, referred as the ‘polis-religion model’. However, that ... More


Pentheus and Teiresias

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Teiresias's attempt to convince Pentheus to accept Dionysism. In the first part of his appeal to Pentheus, before the king orders his men to destroy Teiresias's religious seat, ... More


The Gods of Politics in Early Greek Cities

Marcel Detienne

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on the role of gods in politics in the Greek city-state, the polis, starting out from the observation of concrete practices that, in the ... More


The Politics of Greek Tragedy

D.M. Carter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675501
eISBN:
9781781385463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675501.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book demonstrates how Greek tragedy can be called a political art form and why this is an exciting idea both for modern scholarship and to modern theatre producers and audiences. The central ... More


The Political Shape of Tragedy

D. M. Carter

in The Politics of Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675501
eISBN:
9781781385463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675501.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers what we mean by the word ‘political’ in the context of Greek tragedy and comes up with a definition (modified from Macleod) as ‘a concern with human beings as part of the ... More


Four Political Tragedies

D. M. Carter

in The Politics of Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675501
eISBN:
9781781385463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675501.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this chapter there are detailed discussions of two plays of Sophocles (Ajax, Antigone) and two of Euripides (Suppliants, Trojan Women). The discussion unpicks some of the key political issues that ... More


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