"All contributions are worthwhile treatments of substantive questions and deserve attention from scholars and students. Despite the wide range of interest represented here, the volume is surprisingly coherent in showing that hellenistic philosophers were much more interested in the city-state than is sometimes supposed." Religious Studies Review
Hegel's often-echoed verdict on the apolitical character of philosophy in the Hellenistic age is challenged in this collection of essays, originally presented at the sixth meeting of the Symposium Hellenisticum. An international team of leading scholars reveals a vigorous intellectual scene of great diversity.