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The Stoic idea of the city /
Malcolm Schofield ; with a new foreword by Martha C. Nussbaum and a new epilogue by the author.
imprint
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1999.
description
xviii, 176 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0226740064 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1999.
isbn
0226740064 (pbk. : alk. paper)
general note
Reprint. Originally published: Cambridge, England : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
catalogue key
6691198
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 158-163) and indexes.
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Summaries
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This systematic analysis of the Stoic school concentrates on Zeno's Republic. Using textual evidence, the author examines the Stoic ideals that initiated the natural law tradition of western political thought.
Main Description
The Stoic Idea of the Cityoffers the first systematic analysis of the Stoic school, concentrating on Zeno'sRepublic. Renowned classical scholar Malcolm Schofield brings together scattered and underused textual evidence, examining the Stoic ideals that initiated the natural law tradition of Western political thought. A new foreword by Martha Nussbaum and a new epilogue written by the author further secure this text as the standard work on Presocratic Stoics. "The account emerges from a jigsaw-puzzle of items from a wide range of authorities, painstakingly pieced together and then annotated in a series of appendixes, the whole executed with fine scholarship, clarity, and good humor."--Times Literary Supplement
Main Description
The Stoic Idea of the City offers the first systematic analysis of the Stoic school, concentrating on Zeno's Republic . Renowned classical scholar Malcolm Schofield brings together scattered and underused textual evidence, examining the Stoic ideals that initiated the natural law tradition of Western political thought. A new foreword by Martha Nussbaum and a new epilogue written by the author further secure this text as the standard work on the Stoics. "The account emerges from a jigsaw-puzzle of items from a wide range of authorities, painstakingly pieced together and then annotated in a series of appendixes, the whole executed with fine scholarship, clarity, and good humor."-- Times Literary Supplement
Main Description
The Stoic Idea of the Cityoffers the first systematic analysis of the Stoic school, concentrating on Zeno'sRepublic. Renowned classical scholar Malcolm Schofield brings together scattered and underused textual evidence, examining the Stoic ideals that initiated the natural law tradition of Western political thought. A new foreword by Martha Nussbaum and a new epilogue written by the author further secure this text as the standard work on the Stoics. "The account emerges from a jigsaw-puzzle of items from a wide range of authorities, painstakingly pieced together and then annotated in a series of appendixes, the whole executed with fine scholarship, clarity, and good humor."--Times Literary Supplement
Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Cassius the Sceptic
City of love
The cosmic city
From republicanism to natural law Appendixes
Zeno and Alexander
Problems with the Stoic definitions of love
Ethical attractiveness
Descending to marriage
Plato and the Stoics on concord
Cleanthes' syllogism
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Diogenes' cosmopolitanism Epilogue: 'Impossible hypotheses'
Bibliography
Index of passages
Index and glossary of Greek terms
General index
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