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  1. Biopolitics and Ancient Thought.Jussi Backman & Antonio Cimino (eds.) - forthcoming - Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    The volume studies, from different perspectives, the relationship between ancient thought and biopolitics, that is, theories, discourses, and practices in which the biological life of human populations becomes the focal point of political government. It thus continues and deepens the critical examination, in recent literature, of Michel Foucault's claim concerning the essentially modern character of biopolitics. The nine contributions comprised in the volume explore and utilize the notions of biopolitics and biopower as conceptual tools for articulating the differences and continuities (...)
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  2. Ancient Political Philosophy.Melissa Lane - forthcoming - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  3. ΠΟΙΕΙΝ ΤΕΧΝΑΣ ΤΟΙΣ ΝΟΜΟΙΣ. Carey, Giannadaki, Griffith-Williams Use and Abuse of Law in the Athenian Courts. Pp. Xvi + 385. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2019. Cased, €110, US$132. ISBN: 978-90-04-37787-5. [REVIEW]Kyriaco Nikias - forthcoming - The Classical Review:1-3.
  4. Dangerous Counsel. Accountability and Advice in Ancient Greece, Written by Matthew Landauer.Cinzia Arruzza - 2021 - Polis 38 (2):336-339.
  5. The Concept of Isēgoria.Alex Gottesman - 2021 - Polis 38 (2):175-198.
    This paper examines the concept of isēgoria. It looks especially at Herodotus, comparing his use of the term to that of other authors. The term does not primarily refer to ‘the equal right to speak in the assembly’. Rather, it is a ‘language ideology’ that characterizes the bearing of the free, full citizen. Isēgoria was a negative concept, defined by what it was not more than what it was: not flattery; not fearful; not indirect. Isēgoria could only exist in a (...)
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  6. 'Gramsci and Ancient Philosophy: Prelude to a Study' (Please Contact Me for Proofs).Phillip Sidney Horky - 2021 - In Emilio Zucchetti & Anna Maria Cimino (eds.), Antonio Gramsci and the Classics. London, UK: pp. 86-100.
    This chapter investigates the precise ways in which Antonio Gramsci engaged with ancient philosophy. A brief examination of the longest discussion in the Prison Notebooks of any ancient philosopher or text, Plato’s Republic (Q8, §22), raises many questions about Gramsci’s approach to ancient philosophy. These questions motivate an investigation into Gramsci’s surprisingly minimal discussion of ancient philosophy and philosophers, which is best explained in the light of his theoretical commitments to his distinctive species of historical materialism. Rather than responding to (...)
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  7. Aristophanes and Politics. New Studies, Edited by Ralph M. Rosen and Helene P. Foley.Nikoletta Kanavou - 2021 - Polis 38 (2):340-345.
  8. What Thomas More Learned About Utopia From Herodotus.Thornton Lockwood - 2021 - In Jan Opsomer & Pierre Destrée (eds.), Ancient Utopian Thought. Berlin, Germany: pp. 57-76.
    In Thomas More’s Utopia, the character of Raphael Hythloday bestows upon the islanders of Utopia a library of Greek authors that includes Herodotus (alongside more traditional political thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, and Thucydides). Herodotus’ inclusion on the Utopian reading list invites the question of whether his Histories is in any sense a work in utopian political theory. Although Herodotus is sometimes excluded from the canon of the Histories of political thought because of his lack of interest in political constitutions, (...)
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  9. Plato's Conception of Justice and the Question of Human Dignity: Second Edition, Revised and Extended.Marek Piechowiak - 2021 - Berlin: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers.
    Contents 1 Introduction / 2 The Timaeus on dignity: the Demiurge’s speech / 3 Justice as a virtue / 4 The content of just actions / 5 Justice of the law and justice of the state / 6 Equality / 7 Some key issues in Plato’s conception of justice / 7.1 What is more excellent—justice of the soul or justice of action? / 7.2 Which activity is best and what is its best object? / 7.2. Just actions over contemplation / (...)
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  10. Democratic Law in Classical Athens, Written by Michael Gagarin.Christine Plastow - 2021 - Polis 38 (2):332-335.
  11. Democracy and Goodness: A Historicist Political Theory.Anders Berg-Sørensen - 2020 - Contemporary Political Theory 19 (S4):235-238.
  12. Paideía y utopía en la crítica de Hans-Georg Gadamer al Platón de Julius Stenzel y Kurt Singer.Facundo Bey - 2020 - In Yanina Benitez (ed.), Intersecciones. Reelaboraciones de la filosofía contemporánea y la estética filosófica. Porto:
    In this chapter, I analyze how Gadamer criticizes in his review "Die neue-Platoforschung" [1933] both Stenzel's and Singer's reading of the "political Plato" through his own interpretations of the concepts of paideía and utopia. This Gadamer's early insight is a seminal exercise for his later theoretical developments in texts like Plato und die Dichter [1934] and Platos Staat der Erziehung [1942].// How to cite this item: Bey, Facundo. (2020). “Paideía y utopía en la crítica de Hans-Georg Gadamer al Platón de (...)
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  13. Demochronos: The Political Time of the Athenian Democracy.Mykolas Gudelis - 2020 - Constellations 27 (3):375-384.
  14. 'Anonymus Iamblichi, On Excellence (Peri Aretês): A Lost Defense of Democracy'.Phillip Sidney Horky - 2020 - In D. Wolfsdorf (ed.), Early Greek Ethics. Oxford, UK: pp. 262-92.
    In 1889, the German philologist Friedrich Blass isolated a section of Chapter 20 from Iamblichus’ Exhortation to Philosophy (mid- or late 3rd Century CE) as an extract from a lost sophistic or philosophical treatise from the late 5th Century BCE. In this article, I introduce the text, which is now known as 'Anonymus Iamblichi' (or 'the anonymous work preserved in Iamblichus') by appeal to its two main contexts (source preservation and original historical composition), translate and discuss all eight surviving fragments (...)
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  15. Plato's Myth of Er and the Reconfiguration of Nature.Tae-Yeoun Keum - 2020 - American Political Science Review 114 (1):54 - 67.
    Why did Plato conclude the Republic, arguably his most celebrated work of political theory, with the Myth of Er, an obscure story of indeterminate political-theoretical significance? This paper advances a novel reading of the Myth of Er that attends to the common plot that it shares with two earlier narrative interludes in the Republic. It suggests that Plato constructed the myth as an account of a search, akin to the sorting of potential philosopher-kings that underwrites the kallipolis’ educational curriculum, for (...)
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  16. Book Review: A Duty to Resist: When Disobedience Should Be Uncivil, by Candice Delmas. [REVIEW]Jennet Kirkpatrick - 2020 - Political Theory 48 (4):528-533.
  17. Ὁμόνοια: The Hinge of Aristotle’s Ethics and Politics?Thornton C. Lockwood - 2020 - Dialogue 59 (1):7-30.
    Scholarship on the political ramifications of Aristotle’s account of friendship has focused on “political friendship” and has lost sight of the importance of his account of “like-mindedness” or “concord”. Such a focus is mistaken for a number of reasons, not least of which is that, whereas Aristotle has a determinate account of like-mindedness, he has almost nothing to say about political friendship. My paper examines the ethical and political aspects of like-mindedness in light of a disagreement between Richard Bodéüs and (...)
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  18. Democracy, Equality and Justice in Ancient Greece: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives. Edited by Georgios Anagnostopoulos and Gerasimos Santas. Pp. Xv, 316, Springer, 2018, $139.99/€117.69. [REVIEW]Robin Waterfield - 2020 - Heythrop Journal 61 (1):145-146.
  19. Aristotle and the Problem of Oligarchic Harm: Insights for Democracy.Gordon Arlen - 2019 - European Journal of Political Theory 18 (3):393-414.
    This essay identifies ‘oligarchic harm’ as a dire threat confronting contemporary democracies. I provide a formal standard for classifying oligarchs: those who use personal access to concentrated wealth to pursue harmful forms of discretionary influence. I then use Aristotle to think through both the moral and the epistemic dilemmas of oligarchic harm, highlighting Aristotle’s concerns about the difficulties of using wealth as a ‘proxy’ for virtue. While Aristotle’s thought provides great resources for diagnosing oligarchic threats, it proves less useful as (...)
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  20. Models of Inclusion and Exclusion in Democracy Ancient and Modern: A Response to Paul Cartledge’s Democracy: A Life.Carol Atack - 2019 - Philosophy and Public Issues - Filosofia E Questioni Pubbliche 9 (2):13-31.
  21. Between Justice and Accumulation: Aristotle on Currency and Reciprocity.Stefan Eich - 2019 - Political Theory 47 (3):363-390.
    For Aristotle, a just political community has to find similarity in difference and foster habits of reciprocity. Conventionally, speech and law have been seen to fulfill this role. This article reconstructs Aristotle’s conception of currency as a political institution of reciprocal justice. By placing Aristotle’s treatment of reciprocity in the context of the ancient politics of money, currency emerges not merely as a medium of economic exchange but also potentially as a bond of civic reciprocity, a measure of justice, and (...)
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  22. On ‘Aristocratic’ Dignity.Adam Etinson - 2019 - European Journal of Political Theory 19 (3):399-407.
    In his recent book, Andrea Sangiovanni raises various objections against what he calls the “aristocratic” conception of dignity – the idea that dignity represents a kind of high- ranking social status. In this short article, I suggest that Sangiovanni gives the aristocrats less credit than they deserve. Not only do his objections target an uncharitably narrow version of the view, Sangiovanni surreptitiously incorporates aspects of the aristocratic conception of dignity into his own (supposedly non-dignitarian) theory of moral equality.
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  23. Redefining Anarchy: From Metaphysics to Politics.Sotirios Frantzanas - 2019 - Dissertation, University of Glasgow
    This study is inspired by the current debate between the traditional anarchist views, the post-left and post-anarchist understandings of anarchy. It claims that the depictions of anarchy by both sides are primarily negative and develops an original and positive definition of anarchy. In particular, it argues that anarchy is the concept that refers to a way of being with the cosmos and thus instead of being posterior to the political it is in fact prior to it. This is to say, (...)
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  24. Deliberation, Unjust Exclusion, and the Rhetorical Turn.Steven Gormley - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):202-226.
    Theories of deliberative democracy have faced the charge of leading to the unjust exclusion of voices from public deliberation. The recent rhetorical turn in deliberative theory aims to respond to this charge. I distinguish between two variants of this response: the supplementing approach and the systemic approach. On the supplementing approach, rhetorical modes of political speech may legitimately supplement the deliberative process, for the sake of those excluded from the latter. On the systemic approach, rhetorical modes of political speech are (...)
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  25. CAREY Democracy in Classical Athens. Second Edition. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017 . Pp. Xvi + 181, Ills, Maps. Paper, £14.99. ISBN: 978-1-4742-8636-7. [REVIEW]Matthew Landauer - 2019 - The Classical Review 69 (1):334-334.
  26. El llanto y la pólis.Aida Míguez Barciela - 2019 - Madrid: La Oficina de Arte y Ediciones.
    Partiendo de Homero, se emprende una lectura de ciertas tragedias de Sófocles y de Eurípides. Alcestis muere por la belleza; Medea se queda en el aire; la casa se ha corrompido y la pólis ha caído enferma. Para implantar el nuevo proyecto político y apostar con determinación por la igualdad ciudadana, la pólis debía contener el llanto y reprimir las lágrimas por los parientes muertos, lo cual exigía contener y reprimir a las mujeres. Este ensayo intenta comprender en qué sentido (...)
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  27. Poetic Justice: Rereading Plato’s Republic.Nina Valiquette Moreau - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (4):259-262.
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  28. Richesse et pauvreté chez les philosophes de l’antiquité, edited by Étienne Helmer.Carol Atack - 2018 - Polis 35 (2):591-593.
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  29. Plato as Critical Theorist.Tristan Bradshaw - 2018 - Contemporary Political Theory:1-4.
  30. Positive Freedom and the Citizen in Athens.Naomi T. Campa - 2018 - Polis 35 (1):1-32.
  31. Cosmic Democracy or Cosmic Monarchy? Empedocles in Plato’s Statesman.Cameron F. Coates - 2018 - Polis 35 (2):418-446.
    Plato’s references to Empedocles in the myth of the Statesman perform a crucial role in the overarching political argument of the dialogue. Empedocles conceives of the cosmos as structured like a democracy, where the constituent powers ‘rule in turn’, sharing the offices of rulership equally via a cyclical exchange of power. In a complex act of philosophical appropriation, Plato takes up Empedocles’ cosmic cycles of rule in order to ‘correct’ them: instead of a democracy in which rule is shared cyclically (...)
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  32. Cynic Cosmopolitanism.Jason Dockstader - 2018 - European Journal of Political Theory 20 (2):272-289.
    Recently, British Prime Minister Theresa May made a bold anti-cosmopolitan claim: ‘If you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere. You don’t understand what citizenship...
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  33. Aristoteles als Begründer der Theorie politischer Revolutionen.Manuel Dr Knoll - 2018 - In Hans-Martin Schönherr-Mann (ed.), Revolution 100 Years After. System, Geschichte, Struktur und Performanz einer ökonomischen Theorie. Norderstedt: pp. 31–46.
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  34. The Constitution of the Athenians in Italian and in English - Rhodes Aristotele: Costituzione Degli Ateniesi. Translated by A. Zambrini and T. Gargiulo. Pp. Lii + 402. Rome / Milan: Fondazione Lorenzo Valla / Arnoldo Mondadori, 2016. Cased, €35. Isbn: 978-88-04-67169-5. - Rhodes the Athenian Constitution Written in the School of Aristotle. Pp. XII + 441, Maps. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2017. Paper, £19.99 . Isbn: 978-1-78694-837-3. [REVIEW]Alberto Esu - 2018 - The Classical Review 68 (2):366-369.
  35. The Role of Character in Athenian Courts - Adamidis Character Evidence in the Courts of Classical Athens. Rhetoric, Relevance and the Rule of Law. Pp. VIII + 235. London and New York: Routledge, 2017. Cased, £105, Us$149.95. Isbn: 978-1-472-48369-0. [REVIEW]Edward M. Harris - 2018 - The Classical Review 68 (2):484-485.
  36. Ismard Democracy's Slaves. A Political History of Ancient Greece. Translated by Jane Marie Todd. Pp. Xii + 188. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, 2017 . Cased, £25.95, €31.50, US$35. ISBN: 978-0-674-66007-6. [REVIEW]William Mack - 2018 - The Classical Review 68 (2):608-609.
  37. Philosophy and Political Power in Antiquity, Edited by Cinzia Arruzza.Sean McConnell - 2018 - Polis 35 (1):312-315.
  38. Heraclitus’ Political Thought.Jan Maximilian Robitzsch - 2018 - Apeiron 51 (4):405-426.
    Journal Name: Apeiron Issue: Ahead of print.
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  39. Feral Children: Settler Colonialism, Progress, and the Figure of the Child.Toby Rollo - 2018 - Settler Colonial Studies 8 (1):60-79.
    Settler colonialism is structured in part according to the principle of civilizational progress yet the roots of this doctrine are not well understood. Disparate ideas of progress and practices related to colonial dispossession and domination can be traced back to the Enlightenment, and as far back as ancient Greece, but there remain unexplored logics and continuities. I argue that civilizational progress and settler colonialism are structured according to the opposition between politics governed by reason or faith and the figure of (...)
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  40. The perpetual immigrant and the limits of Athenian democracy.Joel Alden Schlosser - 2018 - Contemporary Political Theory:1-5.
  41. Aristotle’s Realist Regime Theory.Zoltán Gábor Szűcs - 2018 - European Journal of Political Theory 19 (2):228-249.
    The ambition of this article is threefold. First, it is to offer a realist reading of Aristotle’s regime theory as it is laid out mostly in Books IV–VI of his Politics. The author argues that Arist...
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  42. Book Review: Poetic Justice: Rereading Plato’s “Republic,”, by Jill Frank. [REVIEW]Jonny Thakkar - 2018 - Political Theory:009059171881203.
  43. The Form of Politics: Aristotle and Plato on Friendship.Yuri van Hoef - 2018 - Contemporary Political Theory 17 (S4):236-239.
  44. La poesía como diálogo: consideraciones en torno a Plato und die Dichter de Hans-Georg Gadamer.Facundo Bey - 2017 - Boletín de Estética 38:7-43.
    El presente artículo se centra en el análisis de la lectura de la filosofía política platónica que Hans-Georg Gadamer realiza en su conferencia Plato und die Dichter (1934). Se planteará como hipótesis propia que, en los diálogos platónicos, tanto el filosofar como el poetizar habilitan el acceso a la comprensión del carácter sagrado de la justicia, la dimensión política de la legalidad de la musa poética y la percepción de lo sagrado como necesidad humana que permanece encubierta al modo de (...)
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  45. Aristotle’s Arguments for His Political Anthropology and the Natural Existence of the Polis.Manuel Dr Knoll - 2017 - In Refik Guremen & Annick Jaulin (eds.), Aristote, L’animal politique. Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne. pp. 31–57.
    This paper examines Aristotle’s two famous claims that man is by nature a political animal, and that he is the only animal who possesses speech and reason (logos). Aristotle’s thesis that man is by nature a political animal is inextricably linked with his thesis that the polis exists by nature. This paper examines the argument that Aristotle develops in Pol. I. 2 to support these two theses. It argues a) that the definition of man as an animal who possesses logos (...)
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  46. Platons Konzeption der Mischverfassung in den Nomoi Und Ihr Aristokratischer Charakter.Manuel Dr Knoll - 2017 - In Manuel Dr Knoll & Francisco L. Lisi (eds.), Platons „Nomoi“. Die politische Herrschaft von Vernunft und Gesetz (Staatsverständnisse 100). Baden Baden: Nomos. pp. 23–48.
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  47. The nature of greek democracy. M. giangiulio democrazie greche. Atene, sicilia, magna grecia. Pp. 182. Rome: Carocci editore, 2015. Paper, €17. Isbn: 978-88-430-7830-1. [REVIEW]James Kierstead - 2017 - The Classical Review 67 (1):146-148.
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  48. ‘Democracy’ and Aristophanes: A Terminological Approach.Rosanna Lauriola - 2017 - Polis 34 (2):336-365.
  49. Ostracism and Democratic Self‐Defense in Athens.Anthoula Malkopoulou - 2017 - Constellations 24 (4):623-636.
  50. Blood Money.Char Roone Miller - 2017 - Political Theory 45 (2):216-239.
    Contemporary responses to Plato’s Republic rarely examine its complex relationship to festivals and sacrifice. Recovering the importance of the festival to Plato’s concerns, this article reveals Plato’s displacement of the sacrificial violence of ancient Greek festivals with the language and possibilities of money. The first section introduces, through the opening scenes of the Republic, the significance of money in Ancient Greece, particularly its affiliation with the ritual dynamics of the festival. The second section focuses on animal sacrifice, developing the central (...)
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