VOGT, K. M.,
Law, Reason, and the Cosmic City. Political Philosophy in the Early Stoa.
Oxford University Press, 2012. 250p. Paperback. The book provides an innovative and convincing way in which to understand a great many difficult Stoic ideas in the areas of politics and ethics. It also makes a very good case for integrating the political ideas into the context of Stoic ethics more generally. And best of all, it makes Stoic political theory seem reasonable, at least in the context of Stoicism as a whole - rather than simply crazy, as it has often looked before - and also makes it understandable why they should want to present this theory as political. Richard Bett, The Johns Hopkins University (Publisher's information).