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Greek Tragedy and Political Philosophy: Rationalism and Religion in Sophocles' Theban Plays

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In this book, Peter Ahrensdorf examines Sophocles powerful analysis of a central question of political philosophy and a perennial question of political life: Should citizens and leaders govern political society by the light of unaided human reason or religious faith? Through a fresh examination of Sophocles timeless masterpieces Oedipus the Tyrant, Oedipus at Colonus, and ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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Peter J. Ahrensdorf, PhD'89
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From the author: "The timeless Theban tragedies of Sophocles—Oedipus the Tyrant, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone—have fascinated and moved audiences and readers across the ages with their haunting plots and their unforgettable heroes and heroines. Now, following the best texts faithfully, and translating the key moral, religious, and political terminology of the plays accurately and consistently, Peter J. Ahrensdorf and Thomas L. Pangle allow contemporary reader
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