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  • Published: 25 June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141976150
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

Greek and Roman Political Ideas

A Pelican Introduction




In Greek and Roman Political Ideas, acclaimed classics scholar Melissa Lane introduces the reader to the foundations of Western political thought, from the Greeks, who invented democracy, to the Romans, who created a republic and then transformed it into an empire.

Where do our ideas about politics come from? What can we learn from the Greeks and Romans?How should we exercise power?Melissa Lane teaches politics at Princeton University, and previously taught political thought at the University of Cambridge, where she was a Fellow of King's College. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship in the field of classics, and the historian Richard Tuck called her book Eco-Republic 'a virtuoso performance by one of our best scholars of ancient philosophy.'

  • Published: 25 June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141976150
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

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