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On Tyranny: Corrected and Expanded Edition, Including the Strauss-Kojeve Correspondence

Leo Strauss, Victor Gourevitch, and Michael S. f

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226030135
eISBN:
9780226033525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226033525.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

On Tyranny is Leo Strauss' classic reading of Xenophon's dialogue Hiero, or Tyrannicus, in which the tyrant Hiero and the poet Simonides discuss the advantages and disadvantages of exercising ... More


Hiero, or The Skilled Tyrant

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


Arms and virtú

Erica Benner

in Machiavelli's Prince: A New Reading

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653638
eISBN:
9780191769405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653638.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter continues to make Machiavelli’s case for a citizen militia as the foundation of any strong state’s defences. He now argues that while auxiliary troops furnished by foreign powers may ... More


Virtú

Erica Benner

in Machiavelli's Prince: A New Reading

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653638
eISBN:
9780191769405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653638.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter starts by summing up some of the main qualities Machiavelli associates with virtú, and discussing his claim that prince who rely less on fortune and more on virtú ‘have maintained ... More


Xenophon Hiero or Tyrannicus

Victor Gourevitch and Michael S. Roth (eds)

in On Tyranny: Corrected and Expanded Edition, Including the Strauss-Kojeve Correspondence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226030135
eISBN:
9780226033525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226033525.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter presents a translation of Xenophon's dialogue Hiero or Tyrannicus.


Leo Strauss On Tyranny

Victor Gourevitch and Michael S. Roth (eds)

in On Tyranny: Corrected and Expanded Edition, Including the Strauss-Kojeve Correspondence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226030135
eISBN:
9780226033525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226033525.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter presents Strauss' analysis of Xenophon's dialogue Hiero or Tyrannicus. Here he also explains his reasons for submitting this detailed analysis of a forgotten dialogue on tyranny to the ... More


Alexandre Kojève Tyranny and Wisdom*

Victor Gourevitch and Michael S. Roth (eds)

in On Tyranny: Corrected and Expanded Edition, Including the Strauss-Kojeve Correspondence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226030135
eISBN:
9780226033525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226033525.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter presents a critique of Strauss' interpretation of Xenophon's dialogue. It argues that by presenting himself in his book not as a wise man in possession of knowledge but as a philosopher ... More


Leo Strauss Restatement on Xenophon's Hiero

Victor Gourevitch and Michael S. Roth (eds)

in On Tyranny: Corrected and Expanded Edition, Including the Strauss-Kojeve Correspondence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226030135
eISBN:
9780226033525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226033525.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter presents Strauss' response to criticisms of his study of Xenophon's Hiero. These criticisms were written separately by Professor Eric Voegelin and M. Alexandre Kojève. Their main ... More


The Power of Taxpayers in the First Punic War

James Tan

in Power and Public Finance at Rome, 264-49 BCE

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190639570
eISBN:
9780190639600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190639570.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In the First Punic War, Rome for the first time embraced the exorbitant costs of naval warfare. In order to fund the war, the state relied on taxpayers providing tributum, and this bestowed a great ... More


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