The Laws

The Laws

Book - 1970
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In the Laws, Plato describes in fascinating detail a comprehensive system of legislation in a small agricultural utopia he named Magnesia. His laws not only govern crime and punishment, but also form a code of conduct for all aspects of life in his ideal state from education, sport and religion to sexual behaviour, marriage and drinking parties. Plato sets out a plan for the day-to-day rule of Magnesia, administered by citizens and elected officials, with supreme power held by a Council. Although Plato's views that citizens should act in complete obedience to the law have been read as totalitarian, the Laws nonetheless constitutes a highly impressive programme for the reform of society and provides a crucial insight into the mind of one of Classical Greece's foremost thinkers.
Publisher: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1970
ISBN: 9780140442229
Branch Call Number: 321.07 PLA
Characteristics: 553 p. ;,18 cm
Additional Contributors: Saunders, Trevor J. 1934-


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