By K. J. Dover
In old Greece, as this day, renowned ethical attitudes differed importantly from the theories of ethical philosophers. whereas for the latter we've got Plato and Aristotle, this insightful paintings explores the typical 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 is additionally made to Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, and different resources. the choice of subject matters, the contrasts and comparisons with sleek non secular, social and criminal ideas, and accessibility to the non-specialist make sure the work's entice all readers with an curiosity in historical Greek tradition and social lifestyles.