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  • First Democracyby Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 13.99

    Drawing on classical literature, philosophy, and history--with many intriguing passages from Sophocles, Aesop, and Plato, among others--Woodruff immerses us in the world of ancient Athens to uncover how the democratic impulse first came to life. The heart of the book isolates seven conditions that are the sine qua non of democracy: freedom from tyranny... more...

  • Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtueby Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 13.99

    Looks at the meaning of reverence and its role in religion and society. more...

  • The Ajax Dilemmaby Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 10.99

    A leading philosopher shows how the story of Ajax and Odysseus sheds new light on the contentious issue of disproportionate rewards in contemporary American society. more...

  • Reverenceby Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    First published by Oxford University Press in 2001, this new edition of Reverence is revised and expanded. It contains a new preface, two new chapters -- one on the sacred and one on compassion -- and an epilogue focused on renewing reverence in our own lives. more...

  • The Necessity of Theaterby Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 12.99

    What is unique and essential about theater? What separates it from other arts? Do we need "theater" in some fundamental way? The art of theater, as Paul Woodruff says in this elegant and unique book, is as necessary - and as powerful -- as language itself. Defining theater broadly, including sporting events and social rituals, he treats traditional... more...

  • Antigoneby Sophocles; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2001; US$ 6.95

    Woodruff's work with Peter Meineck makes this text one that is accessible to today's students and could be staged for modern audiences. Line notes printed at the bottom of the page bring a reader further quick assistance. . . . The choral odes as rendered here deserve special notice. After giving a succinct analysis of each in his introduction, Woodruff... more...

  • On Justice, Power, and Human Natureby Thucydides; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 10.95

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides? political theory?famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated into... more...

  • Early Greek Political Thought from Homer to the Sophistsby Michael Gagarin; Paul Woodruff

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 36.00

    This edition of early Greek writings on social and political issues includes works by more than thirty authors. more...

  • Reason and Religion in Socratic Philosophyby Nicholas D. Smith; Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 114.99

    This volume brings together mostly previously unpublished studies by prominent historians, classicists, and philosophers on the roles and effects of religion in Socratic philosophy and on the trial of Socrates. Among the contributors are Thomas C. Brickhouse, Asli Gocer, Richard Kraut, Mark L. McPherran, Robert C. T. Parker, C. D. C. Reeve, Nicholas... more...

  • Four Tragediesby Sophocles; Peter Meineck; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 10.95

    Meineck and Woodruff's new annotated translations of Sophocles' Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, and Philoctetes combine the same standards of accuracy, concision, clarity, and powerful speech that have so often made their Theban Plays a source of epiphany in the classroom and of understanding in the theatre. more...