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  • 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...

  • The Ajax Dilemmaby Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 15.95

    We live in a world where CEOs give themselves million dollar bonuses even as their companies go bankrupt and ordinary workers are laid off; where athletes make millions while teachers struggle to survive; a world, in short, where rewards are often unfairly meted out. In The Ajax Dilemma, Paul Woodruff examines one of today's most pressing moral... more...

  • First Democracyby Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 19.99

    Provides an introduction to the roots of one of our most cherished institutions: government for and by the people. more...

  • Reverenceby Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 11.99

    Reverence is an ancient virtue that survives among us in half-forgotten patterns of civility and moments of inarticulate awe. Reverence gives meaning to much that we do, yet the word has almost passed out of our vocabulary. Reverence, says philosopher and classicist Paul Woodruff, begins in an understanding of human limitations. From this grows the... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Oedipus Tyrannusby Sophocles; Peter Meineck; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 6.95

    Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff's collaboration on this new translation combines the strengths that have recently distinguished both as translators of Greek tragedy: expert knowledge of the Greek and of the needs of the teaching classicist, intimate knowledge of theatre, and an excellent ear for the spoken word. Their Oedipus Tyrannus features... more...

  • Phaedrusby Plato; Alexander Nehamas; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1995; US$ 8.95

    "A superb translation that captures the rhetorical brilliance of the Greek. . . . The translation is faithful in the very best sense: it reflects both the meaning and the beauty of the Greek text. . . . The footnotes are always helpful, never obtrusive. A one-page outline is useful since there are no editorial additions to mark major divisions... more...