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Tradition and innovation in the Kosmos–Polis analogy

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The analogy between the divine order of the kosmos and the human order of the polis was well established in Greek thought and the basis of a persistent but evolving political cosmology that attempted to link human and divine. The analogy is well attested in both literary evidence and the use of kosmos-derived terms in archaic political structures from several Greek cities. But this analogy was unstable, as philosophical ideas of nature and the divine challenged one side of it and the developm...

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10.1017/9781108529082.009

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Classics
Department:
BE CLASSICS FACULTY
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0000-0001-9125-5436

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Cambridge University Press
Host title:
Cosmos in the Ancient World
Issue:
8
Pages:
164-187
Publication date:
2019-07-04
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9781108529082
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pubs:983063
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uuid:fd098af9-7b10-4f7d-adff-74c170c0a1c2
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pubs:983063
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983063
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2019-03-15

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