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Moral Virtue, Erōs, and History

Jeffrey Beneker

in The Passionate Statesman: Erõs and Politics in Plutarch's Lives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695904
eISBN:
9780191741319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695904.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines how Plutarch applied his system of ethics both to his reading of history and to his writing of biography. Drawing upon the work of Russell, Wiseman, and Pelling, it first ... More


The Tyrant’s Myth

Lewis Sian

in Sicily from Aeneas to Augustus: New Approaches in Archaeology and History

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613670
eISBN:
9780748650996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613670.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Sicily has always offered an excellent arena for an examination of tyranny, especially in the fourth century. The tradition of Sicilian tyranny was strong, beginning in the seventh century with ... More


Tyrants, Letters, and Legitimacy

Sian Lewis

in Letters and Communities: Studies in the Socio-Political Dimensions of Ancient Epistolography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198804208
eISBN:
9780191842405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804208.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter explores the part played by letters in how tyrants in the world of fifth- and fourth-century BCE Greece exercised power, with a specific emphasis on processes of decision-making and the ... More


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