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The Stoic Idea of the City

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An impressive feature of Schofield's book is his clear and meticulous exposition of the evidence, substantial passages of which are given in translation. Any future study of Zeno's Politeia will have to take into account Schofield's fascinating reconstruction of the work of Cassius the Sceptic. -- Classical Review

The plan and argument of this book are refreshingly direct ... A distinguished contribution to the field. It sets a high and innovative standard for historical analysis. -- Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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The Stoic Idea of the City examines the political thought of the early Greek Stoics. It provides new interpretations of Zeno's Republic and of the later doctrine of the cosmic city, and an original analysis of the associated transition from republicanism to natural law theory. It offers students of classics and the history of political thought the clear and accessible introduction to the subject which has long been needed. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press (July 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226740064
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226740065
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #828,302 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Morrow on August 9, 2001
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Schofield delves quite deeply into the minds of the stoics and their views of community or citizenship, particularly the cosmic city and being a "citizen of the universe" (kosmopolitai). In doing so, he presents perennial concepts that relate to the ideal city, such as natural law, friendship and the peculiar philosophy of eros (love), pointing out works that related this subject to the example of the male system of society that characterized both Sparta and Crete (37-39).
In the first two chapters, one has the tiresome task of getting through a defense over Zeno's Republic. His Republic was disowned by some later Stoics, one of them being Cassius. Schofield meticulously but without easy readability defends Zeno's work as continuing the tradition and style of political philosophy established by Plato (27,28,42,56).
Overall, I suppose this book would be an ideal book for someone who has studied Greek philosophy in depth, but for the common reader, nay, even the beginning student in Greek studies, it is a difficult work to get through. He occasionally uses Greek words without translation, naively assuming the reader has a command over the Greek language. I give it 3 stars because of its difficult readability.
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By Jeffrey Barnouw on September 4, 2014
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