An anthology of Ancient Greeks on Freedom
An extensive anthology of ancient Greek texts on the concept of freedom, extending over 14 centuries(from the 8th century BC to the 6th century AD).
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For the Greeks, Freedom, more than a mental concept or the foundation of individual beliefs, has always been the lived experience of a people and culture, from within which the notion itself was first revealed and formulated as a moral principle.
The history of Ancient Greece is, above anything else, the history of an unrelenting fight for freedom: national freedom, political and social freedom, freedom of spirit and conscience, freedom of will. A fight against all forms of servitude.
This book contains an extensive anthology of ancient Greek thought on the concept of Freedom, cited as preserved in ancient Greek texts, extending over 14 centuries (from the 8th century BC to the 6th century AD):
From Homer and Aesop to Plutarch and Plotinus, and from Aristotle and Epicurus to Marcus Aurelius and Proclus, the selected texts of 55 authors offer you a wide range of perspectives on what freedom is.