Solon the Thinker: Political Thought in Archaic Athens ePub (Adobe DRM) download by John David Lewis

Solon the Thinker: Political Thought in Archaic Athens

Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: December 2013
ISBN: 9781472521149
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$25.99
Our price:
$24.99

You save: $1.00 (4%)
In Solon the Thinker, John Lewis presents the hypothesis that Solon saw Athens as a self-governing, self-supporting system akin to the early Greek conceptions of the cosmos. Solon's polis functions not through divine intervention but by its own internal energy, which is founded on the intellectual health of its people, depends upon their acceptance of justice and moderation as orderly norms of life, and leads to the rejection of tyranny and slavery in favour of freedom. But Solon's naturalistic views are limited; in his own life each person is subject to the arbitrary foibles of moira, the inscrutable fate that governs human life, and that brings us to an unknowable but inevitable death. Solon represents both the new rational, scientific spirit that was sweeping the Aegean - and a return to the fatalism that permeated Greek intellectual life.

This first paperback edition contains a new appendix of translations of the fragments of Solon by the author.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Solon the Thinker: Political Thought in Archaic Athens ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
5396 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by John David Lewis
Nothing Less than Victory: Decisive Wars and the Lessons of History PDF (Adobe DRM) download by John Lewis
Nothing Less than Victory: Decisive Wars and the Lessons of History
John Lewis & John David Lewis
Princeton University Press, February 2010
ISBN: 9780691135182
Format: PDF
List Price: $26.95 Our price: $25.99