Linked bibliography for the SEP article "Ancient Political Philosophy" by Melissa Lane

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This bibliography focuses on political philosophy rather than the entire corpus of an author’s work, and gives only an overview of some important sources for this vast field. Fuller bibliographies for most of the works and authors discussed can be found in the related articles listed below.

Primary Literature

The Oxford Classical Text series has been used for citation of most classical texts. Other editions of reference for many texts include the series published respectively by Teubner in Germany and by Budé in France. Abbreviations are used for the following texts and translations: DK (for the Presocratics): Diels, H., and W. Kranz (eds.), 1951–2, Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, griechisch und deutsch, 6th edn, 3 vols., Berlin: Weidmann. SVF (for the Stoics): von Arnim, Hans von, 1903–21, Stoicorum Veterum Fragmenta, 4 vols., Leipzig: B.G. Teubner. LS (for translations of the Stoics): Long, A. A., and D. N. Sedley (eds.), 1987, The Hellenistic Philosophers, 2 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press [Greek and Latin texts in vol.2], which is abbreviated LS in the body of this entry. Quotations from Plato are from the translations included in Cooper, John (ed.), Plato. Complete Works (Indianapolis: Hackett, 1993) (occasionally modified); quotations from Aristotle are from Barnes, Jonathan (ed.) The Complete Works of Aristotle, vol. 2 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984) [this is known as the Revised Oxford Translation, consisting of Barnes’ revision of a complete series of translations published originally by the Oxford University Press between 1912 and 1954] (occasionally modified).

Translations used

The list below is arranged roughly chronologically in relation to the Greek or Latin texts that are translated in each case. In addition to those listed below, the Loeb Classical Library has been used herein for the English translations of Plutarch’s Lives (in eleven volumes, all translated by Bernadotte Perrin) and Moralia (in sixteen volumes, by various translators).

Secondary Literature

Reference Works

This is a partial selection of useful reference works.

There are useful series of Cambridge Companions, Cambridge Histories, and Blackwell Companions, among other such series, to various authors, texts, and schools, some of which are cited above. An authoritative source of important articles is H. Temporini (ed.), 1972–, Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt, Berlin and New York: De Gruyter.

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