Nobility and Civility Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Nobility and Civility
An analysis of the concept of nobility in Thucydides' "The History of The Peloponnesian War", Cicero's "Laelius On Friendship" and Sir Thomas More's "Utopia".
# 124201 | 3,750 words | 55 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , Philosophy (Ancient Greek)

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This paper provides an analysis of the concept of nobility and character that is noble in the works of three thinkers from different time periods; Thucydides' "The History of The Peloponnesian War", Cicero's "Laelius On Friendship," and Sir Thomas More's "Utopia". The analysis focuses on the connection between the noble individual and the noble state in all three works.

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"In a number of writings, philosopher authors have often described their ideas of various concepts from the existence of God and good government to those of nobility and civility. Perhaps Plato's "Republic" may be considered the first of such works that focused on the morality of good governance and definitions of justice, nobility and civility. Subsequent philosophers, authors or theologians would provide works defining their own version of these concepts. In Thucydides' "The History of the Peloponnesian War" Cicero's "Laelius on Friendship"..."

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