New PDF release: Themistius, Julian and Greek Political Theory under Rome

By Simon Swain

ISBN-10: 1107026571

ISBN-13: 9781107026575

Themistius' shut dating with Christian emperors from Constantius to Theodosius makes him essentially the most vital political thinkers and politicians of the later fourth century, and his dealings with Julian the Apostate have lately attracted a lot hypothesis. This quantity offers a brand new severe version, translation and research of Themistius' letter to Julian approximately kingship and govt, which survives customarily in Arabic, including texts, translations and analyses of Julian's Letter to Themistius and Sopater's Letter to Himerius. the quantity is finished with a textual content, translation and research of the opposite real paintings of Greek political concept to outlive in Arabic, the Letter of Aristotle to Alexander, which dates from an precedent days and throws into reduction the actual issues of Themistius, Julian, and the rulers of the fourth-century Roman world.

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