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Plato’s Egyptian Republic

Susan Stephens

in Greco-Egyptian Interactions: Literature, Translation, and Culture, 500 BC–AD 300

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199656127
eISBN:
9780191816949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656127.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Starting from similarities that exist between the caste-system of Egyptian society as described by Isocrates and other Greek writers, this paper argues that Plato’s ideal state as sketched out in the ... More


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