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The Stoic Idea of the City

The Stoic Idea of the City offers the first systematic analysis of the Stoic school, concentrating on Zeno’s Republic. Renowned classical scholar Malcolm Schofield brings together scattered and underused textual evidence, examining the Stoic ideals that initiated the natural law tradition of Western political thought. A new foreword by Martha Nussbaum and a new epilogue written by the author further secure this text as the standard work on the Stoics.

"The account emerges from a jigsaw-puzzle of items from a wide range of authorities, painstakingly pieced together and then annotated in a series of appendixes, the whole executed with fine scholarship, clarity, and good humor."—Times Literary Supplement

196 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1999

Ancient Studies

Philosophy: History and Classic Works

Table of Contents

Foreword by Martha C. Nussbaum
List of Abbreviations
1. Cassius the Sceptic
2. City of love
3. The cosmic city
4. From republicanism to natural law
A. Zeno and Alexander
B. Problems with the Stoic definitions of love
C. Ethical attractiveness
D. Descending to marriage
E. Plato and the Stoics on concord
F. Cleanthes’ syllogism
G. []
H. Diogenes’ cosmopolitanism
Epilogue: ’Impossible hypotheses’
Index of passages
Index and glossary of Greek terms
General index

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