@The Pentacle Queen,
Try William Shakespeare. Philosophy is tied to politics and started out with political analysis by Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Philosophy and Politics are like non-identical twins. The political drama of Kings and Emperors by Shakespeare has never been surpassed. The scheming, guilt and atrocities are all played on the Shakespearean stage. I hated taking Shakespeare with the Elizabethan English as a schoolboy but reading the historical events made appreciate Shakespeare a little more. Shakespeare is like an historical novel except in verse and in old English.