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In Defence Of The Republic

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..


Fall Of The Roman Republic

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..


The Republic

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..


Conversations Of Socrates

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..


The Rise Of The Roman Empire

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 ..


Early Socratic Dialogues

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..


The Prince

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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