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Montesquieu’s Opposition to Plato’s Belles Idées and Their Diffusion

Vickie B. Sullivan

in Montesquieu and the Despotic Ideas of Europe: An Interpretation of "The Spirit of the Laws"

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226482910
eISBN:
9780226483078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226483078.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Montesquieu’s comments on the political works of Plato, The Republic and The Laws, in The Spirit of the Laws reveal that the Frenchman considers the Athenian philosopher to have been a legislator who ... More


From the Pre-Socratics to Plato and His School

ALAN SCOTT

in Origen and the Life of the Stars: A History of an Idea

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263616
eISBN:
9780191682612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263616.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at the divinity of heavenly bodies from the pre-Socratics up to the time of Plato and his school. A formal cult of the stars was almost unknown in ancient Greece. Aristophanes, ... More


Introduction: Performance and the Second-Best City

Marcus Folch

in The City and the Stage: Performance, Genre, and Gender in Plato's Laws

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190266172
eISBN:
9780190266196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190266172.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents the volume’s principal contentions and foci of inquiry: the Laws and its project of rehabilitating ancient Greek mousikê and Athenian performance culture. It also provides a ... More


Marionettes of the Soul: Performance and the Psychology of Mousikê in Plato’s Laws

Marcus Folch

in The City and the Stage: Performance, Genre, and Gender in Plato's Laws

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190266172
eISBN:
9780190266196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190266172.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter supplies the book’s theoretical and philosophical framework. At its core is an examination of the moral psychology and theories of aesthetics that subtend the treatment of mimetic art in ... More


Non-Sovereign Forgiveness Mercy among Equals in The Laws of Candy

Bernadette Meyler

in Theaters of Pardoning

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739330
eISBN:
9781501739392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739330.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines The Laws of Candy, composed either partially or principally by playwright John Ford, who resided for a long time in the Middle Temple, one of the Inns of Court that formed ... More


Dirty Dancing: Xenophon’s Symposium

Victoria Wohl

in Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242399
eISBN:
9780191714078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242399.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter centres on Xenophon's Symposium and the significance of dance within the dialogue. Beginning with a discussion of dancing, pleasure, and paideia in Plato's Laws, it suggests that ... More


Changing Choral Worlds: Song-Dance and Society in Athens and Beyond

Barbara Kowalzig

in Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242399
eISBN:
9780191714078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242399.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter is concerned with the changes in choral performance between the archaic world and that of classical Athens. It notes the paradox that whereas democracy brought with it a widening in the ... More


The Socratic Thesis Applied: Laws

Lorraine Smith Pangle

in Virtue Is Knowledge: The Moral Foundations of Socratic Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226136547
eISBN:
9780226136684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136684.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In Plato’s most practical work, the Laws, he combines an extremely frank statement of the radical Socratic thesis that virtue is knowledge and vice is involuntary with a prudential acceptance of the ... More


An Athenian in Crete: Moderating the Song of the Armed Camp in the Laws

Rebecca LeMoine

in Plato's Caves: The Liberating Sting of Cultural Diversity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190936983
eISBN:
9780190937010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190936983.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines Plato’s depiction in the Laws of an Athenian abroad, specifically in the land of Crete, roughly during the time leading up to the Peloponnesian War. Challenging traditional ... More


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