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Did the Ancient Greeks have a Concept of Human Rights?
Philosophy Faculty Scholarship
  • Anthony Preus, Binghamton University--SUNY
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2005
Keywords
  • ethics,
  • human rights
Disciplines
Abstract
"Although there is no single word in the classical Greek that captures the sense that modern political thinkers give to the word "rights" as it is used in the phrase "human rights," classical Greek and Roman texts have a good deal to contribute to 21st-century discussions of human rights."
Publisher Attribution

Preus, A. (2005). Did the Ancient Greeks have a Concept of Human Rights?. International Journal of Decision Ethics, I.2:,43-64.

Citation Information
Anthony Preus. "Did the Ancient Greeks have a Concept of Human Rights?" (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/anthony-preus/4/