PRÁVNĚHISTORICKÉ STUDIE
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PRÁVNĚHISTORICKÉ STUDIE, Vol 51 No 3 (2021), 9–18

Some Remarks on the History of Political Theory in Antiquity

Laurens Winkel

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14712/2464689X.2021.29
announced: 20. 12. 2021

abstract

With the help of some texts of Greek philosophers the ambivalent history of natural law philosophy is illustrated with its consequences for the rising notion of political theory and international law. Universalism and Stoic philosophy form the intellectual background for the rising Roman empire. Special attention is paid to the history of the textual transmission of some important philosophical texts, an aspect which is very often neglected.

keywords: natural law; Plato; Aristotle; stoicism; universalist forms of philosophy; textual transmission

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