Citizen And Self In Ancient Greece: Individuals Performing Justice And The Law

Authors: Vincent Farenga
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Keywords: justice, performing, individuals, ancient, greece, citizen
Pages: 602
Published: 2006-05-29
Language: English
Category: Greece, Ancient, History,
ISBN-10: 0521845599     ISBN-13: 9780521845595
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: 115.00 USD
Combining contemporary political philosophy with historical, literary, and philosophical texts, this study examines a series of remarkable individuals who promoted justice in early Iron Age, archaic, and classical Greece. From the earlier periods, Homer's Achilles and Odysseus were represented as heroic individuals who are also prototypical citizens, and Solon the lawgiver, wrote the scripts of statute law and the jury trial. The book's focus later turns to dialogues between a citizen's moral autonomy and political obligation in democratic Athens.

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