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Author : Marcus Tullius Cicero | Pub Date: 2011 | Publisher : Penguin Classics
ISBN 10 : 0140455531 ISBN 13 : 9780140455533
'Why is it my fate that everyone who was an enemy of the Republic at the same time declared war on me?' Cicero (106 - 43BCE) was the most brilliant orator in Classical history. Eve..
Author : Plutarch | Pub Date: 2006-02-23 | Publisher : Penguin UK
ISBN 10 : 9780141925486 ISBN 13 : 0141925485
Dramatic artist, natural scientist and philosopher, Plutarch is widely regarded as the most significant historian of his era, writing sharp and succinct accounts of the greatest po..
Author : Plato | Pub Date: 2007-05-31 | Publisher : Penguin UK
ISBN 10 : 9780140455113 ISBN 13 : 0140455116
One of the greatest works of philosophy and political theory ever produced, Plato's The Republic has shaped western thought for thousands of years, remaining as relevant today as w..
Author : Xenophon | Pub Date: 2004-02-05 | Publisher : Penguin UK
ISBN 10 : 9780141915449 ISBN 13 : 0141915447
After the execution of Socrates in 399 BC, a number of his followers wrote dialogues featuring him as the protagonist and, in so doing, transformed the great philosopher into a leg..
Author : Polybius | Pub Date: 2003-08-28 | Publisher : Penguin UK
ISBN 10 : 9780141920504 ISBN 13 : 0141920505
The Greek statesman Polybius (c.200–118 BC) wrote his account of the relentless growth of the Roman Empire in order to help his fellow countrymen understand how their world came ..
Author : Plato | Pub Date: 1987 | Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 10 : 0140444475 ISBN 13 : 9780140444476
Rich in drama and humour, they include the controversial Ion, a debate on poetic inspiration; Laches, in which Socrates seeks to define bravery; and Euthydemus, which considers the..
Author : Niccolo Machiavelli | Pub Date: 2009-07-02 | Publisher : Penguin UK
ISBN 10 : 9780141442259 ISBN 13 : 0141442255
'If a ruler wants to survive, he must learn to stop being good' As a diplomat in turbulent fifteenth-century Florence, Niccolò Machiavelli (1469 - 1527) knew how quickly political..
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