'Cartledge's arguments will doubtless inspire much fruitful debate in student seminars, and his ideas will give more experienced scholars much to think about as they examine the ancient evidence in rather more detail than is possible in a book of this length. Equally, the book will serve as an engaging introduction to the topic for those outside the discipline. It introduces the key texts, events and ideas that underpin Greek political thought in a way that captures the flavour of the current exciting period in the study of this fascinating subject.' Rosetta
'The scheme of the book, interweaving a narrative of what the Greeks did and a series of vignettes of how they thought, works very well, and for students and others this will be an attractive and stimulating introduction to the political life of the Greeks.' The Anglo-Hellenic Review
Ancient Greece was a place of tremendous political experiment and innovation, and it was here too that the first serious political thinkers emerged. Using carefully-selected case-studies, This book investigates the dynamic interaction between ancient Greek political thought and practice from early historic times to the Roman Empire.