Saving the City: Philosopher-Kings and Other Classical Paradigms (Hardback)
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Short Description for Saving the City Saving the City examines ancient political and philosophical thought from Homer to Cicero. it explores the problem of exploiting the philosophical past without reading the present back into it.
- Published: 01 February 1999
- Format: Hardback 256 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415184670 ISBN 10: 0415184673
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Saving the City provides a detailed analysis of the attempts of ancient writers and thinkers, from Homer to Cicero, to construct and recommend political ideals of statesmanship and ruling, of the political community and of how it should be founded in justice. Malcolm Schofield debates to what extent the Greeks and Romans deal with the same issues as modern political thinkers.