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    Sex and the Second-Best City (Studies in Classics) (Hardback) By (author) Kenneth Royce Moore

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    DescriptionIncluding recent literary analysis and material currently at the forefront of Classics, "Sex and the Second-Best City" deals with the topic of sex and society in the "Laws" of Plato with recourse to historical context and modern critical theory. Examining reconstructions of ancient sexualtiy to increas clarifcation, the text of the "Laws" is considered along wih many of its literary qualities, influences and the utopian plan it proposes. Studying how Plato's narrator outlines a theory by which sexuality can be controlled by manipulation of people's thoughts, "Sex and the Second-Best City" deals extensively with: * education in the hypothetical polis (Magnesia) and the part that it is designed to play in terms of sex-role stereotyping * how the "Laws" puts manliness as the ideal model for citizens to imitate in the mandatory pursuit of virtue * the 'brave new femininity' in which women must become more like the idealized man and how men must become less like women * the law that was drafted to attempt to ban same-sex activites Showing how psychology, propaganda, religion, education, the family and the government all work together to shape the moral hygiene of Magnesia, this book will prove very useful reading for students of classical studies the English-speaking world over.


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    Title
    Sex and the Second-Best City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kenneth Royce Moore
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 237 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415972734
    ISBN 10: 0415972736
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
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    B&T General Subject: 431
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    BISAC V2.8: TEC009070
    DC22: 184
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    Libri: I-TE
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    DC22: 306.7660938
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    DC22: 306.76/6/0938
    LC classification: HQ13 .M56 2005
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    Thema V1.0: QDHA, NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    10 August 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Table of contents
    List of Abbreviations Currency Conversion Series Editors' Foreword Acknowledgements Preface 1. Modern Theory, Ancient 'Sexuality' 2. The "Laws "in Context 3. Educating Magnesia: Developmental psychology and sex role stereotyping 4. ANDPEIA: A special definition for Magnesia 5. Sex, the Myth of the Family and Plato's Stepchildren 6. A Brave New Femininity 7. Magnesian Moral Hygiene: Same-sex relations, pleasure and madness 8. General Conclusions