The laws

Plato ; translated with an introduction and notes by Trevor J. Saunders ; preface by R. F. Stalley

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.

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書名 The laws
著作者等 Plato
Saunders, Trevor J.
Stalley, R. F.
シリーズ名 Penguin classics
出版元 Penguin Books
刊行年月 2004
ページ数 l, 533 p.
大きさ 20 cm
ISBN 9780140449846
NCID BA71523909
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言語 英語
原文言語 古典ギリシア語(1453年まで)
出版国 イギリス
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