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    Greed and Injustice in Classical Athens.Ryan K. Balot - 2001 - Princeton University Press.
    In this original and rewarding combination of intellectual and political history, Ryan Balot offers a thorough historical and sociological interpretation of classical Athens centered on the notion of greed. Integrating ancient philosophy, poetry, and history, and drawing on modern political thought, the author demonstrates that the Athenian discourse on greed was an essential component of Greek social development and political history. Over time, the Athenians developed sophisticated psychological and political accounts of acquisitiveness and a correspondingly rich vocabulary to describe and (...)
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    A Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought.Ryan K. Balot (ed.) - 2009 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    These essays strike a judicious yet thought-provoking balance between theoretical and historical perspectives.
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  3. Greek Political Thought.Ryan K. Balot (ed.) - 2006 - Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
    This wide-ranging history of ancient Greek political thought shows what ancient political texts might mean to citizens of the twenty-first century. A provocative and wide-ranging history of ancient Greek political thought Demonstrates what ancient Greek works of political philosophy might mean to citizens of the twenty-first century Examines an array of poetic, historical, and philosophical texts in an effort to locate Greek political thought in its cultural context Pays careful attention to the distinctively ancient connections between politics and ethics Structured (...)
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    Recollecting Athens.Ryan K. Balot - 2016 - Polis 33 (1):92-129.
    Beginning with an analysis of the problematic relation of ‘the particular’ to ‘the universal’ in canonical political texts, this paper explores a variety of frameworks for the study of classical Greek political thought. Specifically, after investigating the influence of Quentin Skinner’s contextualism, the paper examines the ideas, approaches, and methods of Bernard Williams, Leo Strauss, and Josiah Ober. I draw attention to each figure’s distinctive motivations for returning to ancient Greece and to the influence of particular political ideals on those (...)
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    Courage in the Democratic Polis: Ideology and Critique in Classical Athens.Ryan K. Balot - 2014 - Oup Usa.
    In this careful and compelling study, Ryan K. Balot brings together political theory, classical history, and ancient philosophy in order to re-conceive of courage as a specifically democratic virtue.
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    Utopian and Post-Utopian Paradigms in Classical Political Thought.Ryan K. Balot - 2008 - Arion 16 (2):75-90.
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    Polybius’ Advice to the Imperial Republic.Ryan Balot - 2010 - Political Theory 38 (4):483-509.
    Polybius’ Histories, written in the mid—second century BC, offers an authoritative account of Rome’s rise to uncontested imperial supremacy. The work has been highly influential among political thinkers because of its theory of the “mixed constitution.” This essay proposes to return Polybius’ mixed constitution to its proper location within the narrative of the Histories. This interpretative approach enables us to appreciate Polybius’ frequently neglected emphasis on the connections between republican politics and Roman imperial power. These connections shed light on recent (...)
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    Greed, Outrage, and Civil Conflict in Aristotle’s Politics.Ryan K. Balot - 2023 - Polis 40 (2):185-209.
    Scholars generally agree that, according to Aristotle, factionalizers are motivated by a sense of injustice (the ‘first cause’) to redress imbalances in wealth and honor (the ‘second cause’). Recent discussions, however, have offered a misleading interpretation of Aristotle’s third cause, which he identifies as the origin of the factionalizers’ sense of injustice. It involves, most importantly, greed, hubris, and other factors such as fear and ‘disproportionate growth’. In conversation with a recent publication in Polis, this article restores the third cause (...)
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  9. The dark side of democratic courage.Ryan K. Balot - 2004 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 71 (1):73-106.
     
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    Aristotle’s Critique of Phaleas.Ryan Balot - 2001 - Hermes 129 (1):32-44.
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    Epideictic Rhetoric and the Foundations of Politics.Ryan K. Balot - 2013 - Polis 30 (2):274-304.
    At least since the time of Plato’s writings, epideictic rhetoric has been criticized as deceptive, as epistemologically bankrupt, and as politically irrelevant. Aristotle himself emphasizes that the key ‘topic’of epideictic is amplification and stresses that the epideictic orator chiefly adds ‘size’ and ‘beauty’ to widely shared memories. This paper reinterprets Aristotle’s statements and argues that Aristotle’s account brings to light significant civic resources embodied in epideictic. A genuine statesman uses ceremonial speech to articulate and explain a regime’s underlying ethos and (...)
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    Archaic Greece and the Centrality of Justice.Ryan K. Balot - 2006 - In Greek Political Thought. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 16–47.
    This chapter contains section titled: Achilles, Agamemnon, and Fair Distribution Justice as “Distinctively Human” Institutions and Values of the Early Polis What is Justice? The Voice of the Oppressed and the Origins of Political Thought The Egalitarian Response The Elitist Response Case Study: Sparta and the Politics of “Courage” A Second Case Study: Archaic Athens and the Search for Justice.
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    Aristotle's Political Thought.Ryan K. Balot - 2006 - In Greek Political Thought. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 227–265.
    This chapter contains section titled: Civic Conflict, Emotion, and Injustice: Observing the Polis as It Is Exploring What Ought To Be: Aristotle's Naturalism Aristotle on the Good Life Nature in the Politics Aristotle on Slavery Polis and Citizenship in General Aristotle's Best Polis Political Possibilities in Existing Cities The Best Constitution in Relation to Existing Conditions Classification of Constitutions The Power of the Masses Conclusion.
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    A Small Greek World: Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean.Ryan Balot - 2014 - Common Knowledge 20 (3):495-496.
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    Criticizing Democracy in Late Fifth‐Century Athens.Ryan K. Balot - 2006 - In Greek Political Thought. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 86–137.
    This chapter contains section titled: Mapping out the Problem: The “Old Oligarch” Modern and Ancient Quandaries The Challenge of Thrasymachus and Callicles Thucydidean Imperialists Revisit Nomos and Phusis Socrates and Nomos Logos and Ergon Democratic Epistemology and Relativism Democratic Epistemology and Untrustworthy Rhetoric ‐ or, Where Does the Truth Lie? Socrates and Athens.
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    Courage in the Democratic Polis.Ryan Balot - 2004 - Classical Quarterly 54 (2):406-423.
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    Democratic Political Thinking at Athens.Ryan K. Balot - 2006 - In Greek Political Thought. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 48–85.
    This chapter contains section titled: Evidence and Sources Democracy Ancient and Modern Democratic Conceptions of Freedom Democratic Deliberation Courage, Trust, and Leadership Democratic Political Thought Outside Athens? Protagorean Arguments for Democracy Democratic Conceptions of Equality Justice and the Demos.
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    Epilogue: Identity, Politics, Power: From Classical Antiquity to the 21st Century.Ryan K. Balot - 2021 - Polis 38 (1):127-133.
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    Epilogue: The Question of Politics.Ryan K. Balot - 2006 - In Greek Political Thought. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 298–302.
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    Fourth‐Century Revisions.Ryan K. Balot - 2006 - In Greek Political Thought. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 177–226.
    This chapter contains section titled: The Ancestral Republican “Solutions” The Monarchic “Solution” Plato's “Solutions” Criticizing Contemporary Politics Plato on Rhetoric and Order in the Gorgias The Priority of Reason in City and Soul: Plato's Republic Educating Citizens in the Classical Context Politics and Ethics Philosophical Rulers Platonic Political Philosophy after the Republic.
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    Hellenistic Political Thought.Ryan K. Balot - 2006 - In Greek Political Thought. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 266–297.
    This chapter contains section titled: Theory of Kingship The Traditional Schools New Directions: Cynics, Stoics, and Epicureans The Politics of Cynicism? Stoicism and Epicureanism.
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    Introduction: How to Do Greek Political Thought.Ryan K. Balot - 2006 - In Greek Political Thought. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 1–15.
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    In Search of Humanity: Essays in Honor of Clifford Orwin.Ryan Balot, Timothy W. Burns, Paul A. Cantor, Brent Edwin Cusher, Hugh Donald Forbes, Steven Forde, Bryan-Paul Frost, Kenneth Hart Green, Ran Halévi, L. Joseph Hebert, Henry Higuera, Robert Howse, Seth N. Jaffe, Michael S. Kochin, Noah Laurence, Mark L. Lutz, Arthur M. Melzer, Miguel Morgado, Waller R. Newell, Michael Palmer, Lorraine Smith Pangle, Thomas L. Pangle, William B. Parsons, Marc F. Plattner, Linda R. Rabieh, Andrea Radasanu, Michael Rosano & Nathan Tarcov (eds.) - 2015 - Lexington Books.
    This collection of essays, offered in honor of the distinguished career of prominent political philosophy professor Clifford Orwin, brings together internationally renowned scholars to provide a wide context and discuss various aspects of the virtue of “humanity” through the history of political philosophy.
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    In Search of Humanity: Essays in Honor of Clifford Orwin.Ryan Balot, Timothy W. Burns, Paul A. Cantor, Brent Edwin Cusher, Donald Forbes, Steven Forde, Bryan-Paul Frost, Kenneth Hart Green, Ran Halévi, L. Joseph Hebert, Henry Higuera, Robert Howse, S. N. Jaffe, Michael S. Kochin, Noah Lawrence, Mark J. Lutz, Arthur M. Melzer, Jeffrey Metzger, Miguel Morgado, Waller R. Newell, Michael Palmer, Lorraine Smith Pangle, Thomas L. Pangle, Marc F. Plattner, William B. Parsons, Linda R. Rabieh, Andrea Radasanu, Michael Rosano, Diana J. Schaub, Susan Meld Shell & Nathan Tarcov (eds.) - 2015 - Lexington Books.
    This collection of essays, offered in honor of the distinguished career of prominent political philosophy professor Clifford Orwin, brings together internationally renowned scholars to provide a wide context and discuss various aspects of the virtue of “humanity” through the history of political philosophy.
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    Introduction: The Persistence of Diversity.Ryan K. Balot - 2016 - Polis 33 (1):1-6.
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    Imperialism.Ryan K. Balot - 2006 - In Greek Political Thought. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 138–176.
    This chapter contains section titled: Aristotle Analyzes Imperialism Definitions and History Monarchic Imperialism Natural Superiority? Debating Athenian Imperialism Final Thoughts.
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    Polis and Cosmos in Plato’s Laws.Ryan Balot - 2020 - Polis 37 (3):516-533.
    Recent scholarship has followed Glenn Morrow in seeking to understand Plato’s politics in light of his cosmology. This essay takes a different tack and interprets the theology and cosmology of the Laws as an outgrowth of the Athenian Stranger’s conversation with Kleinias, which focuses on politics and warfare. In that sense the arguments of Book 10 are closely tied to the context of the dialogue. The Athenian Stranger’s religious ideology is not designed to be permanent or universally applicable. Rather, it (...)
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    Pericles' Anatomy of Democratic Courage.Ryan K. Balot - 2001 - American Journal of Philology 122 (4):505-525.
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  29. Political knowledge and human excellence in Aristotelian political science.Ryan Balot - 2015 - In Kyriakos N. Dēmētriou & Antis Loizides (eds.), Scientific statesmanship, governance and the history of political philosophy. New York, NY: Routledge.
     
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    Plato’s Statesman and Laws: Theory, Context, and Method.Ryan Balot & Hallvard Fossheim - 2020 - Polis 37 (3):387-394.
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    Socratic Courage and Athenian Democracy.Ryan K. Balot - 2008 - Ancient Philosophy 28 (1):49-69.
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    Socratic Courage and Athenian Democracy.Ryan K. Balot - 2008 - Ancient Philosophy 28 (1):49-69.
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  33. The Blackwell Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought.Ryan Balot (ed.) - 2010
  34. Transforming "manliness" into courage : two democratic perspectives.Ryan K. Balot - 2016 - In Geoffrey C. Kellow & Neven Leddy (eds.), On Civic Republicanism: Ancient Lessons for Global Politics. University of Toronto Press.
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    Tragedy, philosophy, and political education in Plato's laws.Ryan K. Balot - 2024 - New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
    What are the prospects for ambitious political reform in communities of traditional, passionate, and even self-righteous citizens? Can thoughtful legislators create a healthy society for citizens whose judgment is typically unsound? In a searching and provocative analysis, Ryan Balot addresses these timely - though universal - political questions by offering a novel interpretation of Plato's Laws. Turning to the ancient past is essential to reinvigorating our contemporary understanding of these all-important issues. Previous readers have either celebrated the work's idealism or (...)
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  36. The virtue politics of democratic Athens.Ryan K. Balot - 2009 - In Stephen Salkever (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Political Thought. New York: Cambridge University Press.
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    A Democracy Of Distinction. Aristotle And The Work Of Politics. [REVIEW]Ryan Balot - 2007 - The Classical Review 57 (2):319-322.
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    Bakewell (G.W.), Sickinger (J.P.) (edd.) Gestures. Essays in Ancient History, Literature, and Philosophy Presented to Alan L. Boegehold on the Occasion of his Retirement and his Seventy-fifth Birthday . Pp. xii + 363, ills. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2003. Cased, £45. ISBN: 1-84217-086-. [REVIEW]Ryan Balot - 2006 - The Classical Review 56 (01):235-.
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    Bakewell, Sickinger Gestures. Essays in Ancient History, Literature, and Philosophy Presented to Alan L. Boegehold on the Occasion of his Retirement and his Seventy-fifth Birthday. Pp. xii + 363, ills. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2003. Cased, £45. ISBN: 1-84217-086-4. [REVIEW]Ryan Balot - 2006 - The Classical Review 56 (1):235-237.
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    Greek Freedom. [REVIEW]Ryan Balot - 2005 - The Classical Review 55 (1):207-209.
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    Greek Freedom K. Raaflaub: The Discovery of Freedom in Ancient Greece . First English edition, revised and updated from the German. Translation by R. Franciscono, revised by the author. Pp. xii + 420. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2004 (first published as Die Entdeckung der Freiheit. Zur historischen Semantik und Gesellschaftsgeschichte eines politischen Grundbegriffes der Griechen, 1985). Cased, US$55, £38.50. ISBN: 0-226-70101-. [REVIEW]Ryan Balot - 2005 - The Classical Review 55 (01):207-.
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    Philosophy between the Lines: The Lost History of Esoteric Writing by Arthur M. Melzer. [REVIEW]Ryan K. Balot - 2015 - Review of Metaphysics 69 (1):147-149.
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    Politics in the fourth century K. piepenbrink: Politische ordnungskonzeptionen in der attischen demokratie Des vierten jahrhunderts V. Chr. Eine vergleichende untersuchung zum philosophischen und rhetorischen diskurs . (Historia einzelsChriften 154.) Pp. 262. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner verlag, 2001. Paper, dm 78.23. Isbn: 3-515-07848-. [REVIEW]Ryan Balot - 2003 - The Classical Review 53 (01):126-.
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    Politics In The Fourth Century. [REVIEW]Ryan Balot - 2003 - The Classical Review 53 (1):126-128.
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    Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom. [REVIEW]Ryan Balot - 2017 - Philosophical Quarterly 67 (267):406-409.
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