Preface; Introduction; Part I. Political Philosophy: Development and Transformation: 1. Polybius' applied political theory David E. Hahm; 2. The statesman and the law in the political philosophy of Cicero Jean-Louis Ferrary; 3. Aristotelian political theory in the Hellenistic period Julia Annas; 4. Oikonomia in Hellenistic political thought Carlo Natali; 5. The Cynics and politics J. L. Moles; Part II: The Ethical Framework of Politics and Society: 6. The Epicurean theory of law and justice Antonina Alberti; 7. Two Stoic approaches to justice Malcolm Schofield; 8. Cicero's politics in De officiis A. A. Long; 9. Politics and paradox in Seneca's De beneficiis Brad Inwood; Bibliography; General index; Index of Greek and Latin words; Index of ancient names and philosophical schools; Index of passages.
Hegel's verdict on the apolitical character of philosophy in the Hellenistic age is challenged in these essays, originally presented at the sixth meeting of the Symposium Hellenisticum.
"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