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Plato's Cretan City : A Historical Interpretation of the

Plato's Cretan City

A Historical Interpretation of the "Laws"

Paperback Published: 24th October 1993
ISBN: 9780691024844
Number Of Pages: 648

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"Plato's Cretan City" is a thorough investigation into the roots of Plato's "Laws" and a compelling explication of his ideas on legislation and social institutions. A dialogue among three travelers, the "Laws" proposes a detailed plan for administering a new colony on the island of Crete. In examining this dialogue, Glenn Morrow describes the contemporary Greek institutions in Athens, Crete, and Sparta on which Plato based his model city, and explores the philosopher's proposed regulations concerning property, the family, government, and the administration of justice, education, and religion. He approaches the "Laws" as both a living document of reform and a philosophical inquiry into humankind's highest earthly duty.

ISBN: 9780691024844
ISBN-10: 0691024847
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 648
Published: 24th October 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.24 x 15.44  x 3.38
Weight (kg): 0.92
Edition Type: Revised