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The Household as the Foundation of Aristotle's Polis:


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

The household was not the family in the modern sense of the term, but a much more powerful entity with significant economic, political, social, and educational resources. The success of the polis in all its forms lay in the reliability of households to provide it with the kinds of citizens it needed to ensure its functioning. In turn, the state offered the members of its households a unique opportunity for humans to flourish. This book explains how Aristotle thought household and state interacted within the polis.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. Ancient and modern household; 2. The polis as community and polity; 3. Polis households: possessions; 4. Polis households: labor needs of the oikos; 5. Non-polis households; 6. The perfection of the household; 7. Philia as bond between oikos and polis; 8. Plato's Paideai; 9. Aristotle's Paideia.

Portrait

D. Brendan Nagle is Professor of History, Emeritus, at the University of Southern California. He is the author of The Ancient World: A Social and Cultural History, 5th edition, and The Roman World: Sources and Interpretations.

Pressestimmen

Review of the hardback: ' ... an invaluable compendium of information from multiple sources that will deepen any reader's understanding of the material conditions of the ancient household ...' BMCR Review of the hardback: 'The work will be of great interest to those seeking an economic and cultural background to Aristotle's political theory and will provide scholars with a greater sensitivity to the practicalities of ancient economic and civic life ... In sum, this book is an invaluable compendium of information from multiple sources that will deepen any reader's understanding of the material conditions of the ancient household and the nature of the local and city-wide institutions that inculcated the values of the community.' Cathal Woods, Virginia Wesleyan College Review of the hardback: '... the book complements nicely those treatments that focus on the theoretical background, by focusing on the historical context of Aristotle's political theory, and would therefore be of value to classicists as well as political theorists.' Journal of Hellenic Studies
EAN: 9780521849340
ISBN: 0521849349
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 352 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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