Tag: Constitutionalism


  • “Review of The Theory of the Mixed Constitution in Antiquity: A Critical Analysis of Polybius’ Political Ideas, by Kurt von Fritz.”

    - Harry V. Jaffa, “Review of The Theory of the Mixed Constitution in Antiquity: A Critical Analysis of Polybius’ Political Ideas, by Kurt von Fritz,” The American Political Science Review 50: 515-19., 1956.
  • Natural Right and History

    - Leo Strauss, Natural Right and History. Paperback edn. University ofChicago Press, 1965.
    Review: –  In this classic work, Leo Strauss examines the problem of natural right and argues that there is a firm foundation in reality for the distinction between right and wrong in ethics and politics. On the centenary of Strauss’s birth, and… More
  • “Constitution and citizenship: Peripatetic influence on Cicero’s political conceptions in the De re publica”

    - Dorothea Frede, “Constitution and citizenship: Peripatetic influence on Cicero’s political conceptions in the De re publica,” in Fortenbaugh and Steinmetz (1989), 77-100., 1989.
  • “The Theory of the Mixed Constitution at Rome.”

    - Andrew Lintott, “The Theory of the Mixed Constitution at Rome,” in Philosophia Togata II: Plato and Aristotle at Rome, eds. J. Barnes and M. T. Griffin. Oxford: 70-85., 1997.
    Overview: –  The mutual interaction of philosophy and Roman political and cultural life has aroused more and more interest in recent years among students of classical literature, Roman history, and ancient philosophy. In this volume, which gathers… More
  • Liberty Before Liberalism

    - Quentin Skinner, Liberty Before Liberalism. Cambridge, 1998.
    Overview: –  This extended essay by one of the world’s leading historians seeks, in its first part, to excavate, and to vindicate, the neo-Roman theory of free citizens and free states as it developed in early-modern Britain. This analysis leads… More
  • “Sharing in the Constitution”

    - Malcolm Schofield  “Sharing in the Constitution,” in The Review of Metaphysics 49.4: 831-58, 1996 and reprinted in Schofield as chapter Ch. 8., 1999.
  • Cicero: On the Commonwealth and On the Laws.

    - James E. G. Zetzel (ed. and trans.) Cicero: On the Commonwealth and On the Laws. Cambridge University Press, 1999.
    Overview: –  Cicero’s On the Commonwealth and On the Laws are his most important works of political philosophy. The present volume offers a scholarly reconstruction of the fragments of On the Commonwealth and a masterly translation of both… More
  • The Constitution of the Roman Republic

    - Andrew Lintott, The Constitution of the Roman Republic. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
    Overview: –  There is no other published book in English studying the constitution of the Roman Republic as a whole. Yet the Greek historian Polybius believed that the constitution was a fundamental cause of the exponential growth of Rome’s… More
  • Comprehending Cicero’s De Legibus

    - Mehl, D. D. (1999) Comprehending Cicero’s De Legibus. Dissertation, University of Virginia, 1999.
  • “Aristotle and the mixed constitution.”

    - Andrew Lintott “Aristotle and the mixed constitution,” in Alternatives to Athens: Varieties of Political Organization and Community in Ancient Greece, eds. R. Brock and S. Hodkinson. Oxford: 152-66., 2002.
    Overview: –  In the Politics Aristotle appears in more than one guise — as an analyst of the nature of the polis and political activity and as the proponent of an ideal polis. The detailed examination of existing constitutions in books 2-6 mixes… More