This wide-ranging history of ancient Greek political thought shows what ancient political texts might mean to citizens of the twenty-first century. This title presents a provocative and wide-ranging history of ancient Greek political thought. It demonstrates what ancient Greek works of political philosophy might mean to citizens of the twenty-first century. It examines an array of poetic, historical, and philosophical texts in an effort to locate Greek political thought in its cultural context. It pays careful attention to the distinctively ancient connections between politics and ethics. It is structured around key themes such as the origins of political thought, political self-definition, revolutions in political thought, democracy and imperialism.