Sex and the Second-Best City

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


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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.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 332 pages
  • 149.9 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 544.32g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0415972736
  • 9780415972734

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

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