This book gives a general survey of political thought from Homer to the beginning of the Christian era. To the evidence of the philosophers is added that of Herodotus, Euripides, Thucydides, Polybius and others whose writings illustrate the course of Greek political thinking in the Classical and Hellenistic periods. This re-issues the second, updated edition of 1967.
'Its chief merit, perhaps, is the scale on which it is planned…the ground is very comprhensively covered and the subject put in the right perspective.' - Cambridge Review
1. Homer 2. Hesiod, Solon, Heraclitus 3. The New Freedom 4. Protagoras 5. Antiphon and Others 6. Thucydides 7. The Aftermath of War 8. Plato’s Republic 9. Xenophon 10. Plato’s Laws 11. Aristotle 12. Alexander the Great 13.Greek Political Thought at Rome 14. Hellenistic Monarch Again 15.The Early Roman Empire