Sex and the Second-Best City: Sex and Society in the Laws of Plato

Sex and the Second-Best City: Sex and Society in the Laws of Plato

by Kenneth Royce Moore
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415972736

ISBN-13: 9780415972734

Pub. Date: 07/19/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Sex and the Second-Best City deals with the topics of sex and society in the Laws of Plato with recourse to historical context and modern critical theory. It examines reconstructions of ancient "sexuality" with a view to increased clarification. The text of the Laws is considered, along with many of its literary qualities, its influences and the

Overview

Sex and the Second-Best City deals with the topics of sex and society in the Laws of Plato with recourse to historical context and modern critical theory. It examines reconstructions of ancient "sexuality" with a view to increased clarification. The text of the Laws is considered, along with many of its literary qualities, its influences and the utopian plan that it proposes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415972734
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/19/2005
Series:
Studies in Classics Series, #14
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations vii

Currency Conversion ix

Series Editors' Foreword xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Preface xv

Chapter I Modern Theory, Ancient 'Sexuality' 1

Chapter II The Laws in Context 27

Chapter III Educating Magnesia: Developmental Psychology and Sex Role Stereotyping 55

Chapter IV ANΔPEIA: A Special Definition for Magnesia 85

Chapter V Sex, the Myth of the Family and Plato's Stepchildren 109

Chapter VI A Brave New Femininity 147

Chapter VII Magnesian Moral Hygiene: Same-Sex Relations, Pleasure and Madness 173

Chapter VIII General Conclusions 211

Notes 223

Bibliography 295

Index 309

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