Introduction to Tyranny

Tyranny, power over others marked by cruelty and absence of justice.” (1)


Notes and References

  1. Information about Tyranny in the Encarta Online Encyclopedia

See Also

Antigone, Cicero, Herodotus, Kingship, Lawgivers, Philosopher King, Plato, Tyrannicide

Further Reading

Berve, H. (1967). Die Tyrannis bei den Griechen [Greek tyranny]. Munich, Germany: Beck.
Glinister, F. (2006). Kingship and tyranny in archaic Rome. In S. Lewis (Ed.), Ancient tyranny. Edinburgh, UK: University of Edinburgh Press.
Hartfield, M. E. (1982). The Roman dictatorship: Its character and evolution. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of California, Berkeley.
Keyt, D., & Miller, F. (2004). Ancient Greek political thought. In G. F. Gaus & C. Kukathas (Eds.), A handbook of political theory (pp. 303-319). London: Sage.
Lewis, S. (2008). Greek tyranny. Exeter, UK: University of Exeter Press.
McGlew, J. F. (1993). Tyranny and political culture in ancient Greece. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
Osborne, R. G. (2003). Changing the discourse. In K. A. Morgan (Ed.), Popular tyranny: Sovereignty and its discontents in ancient Greece (pp. 251-272). Austin, TX: University of Austin Press.
Strauss, L. (2000). On tyranny (Rev. ed.; V. Gourevitch & M. S. Roth, Eds.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Turchetti, M. (2001). Tyrannie et tyrannicide de l’antiquité à nos jours [Tyranny and tyrannicide from antiquity to the present day]. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.







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