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By K. J. Dover

In historic Greece, as this present day, renowned ethical attitudes differed importantly from the theories of ethical philosophers. whereas for the latter we've Plato and Aristotle, this insightful paintings explores the standard ethical conceptions to which orators appealed in courtroom and political assemblies, and which have been mirrored in non-philosophical literature. Oratory and comedy give you the fundamental testimony, and reference can be made to Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, and different assets. the choice of issues, the contrasts and comparisons with smooth non secular, social and criminal ideas, and accessibility to the non-specialist make sure the work's attract all readers with an curiosity in historic Greek tradition and social lifestyles.

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