Athens Victorious: Democracy in Plato's Republic by Greg Recco

By Greg Recco

Plato's Republic is sometimes notion to suggest a sort of presidency that, from our present standpoint, turns out perniciously totalitarian. Athens successful demonstrates that Plato meant on the contrary: to illustrate the prevalence of a democratic structure. Greg Recco offers a super rereading of publication 8. usually thought of an anticlimax, booklet 8 looks an insignificant catalogue of error yet is actually one among Plato's so much overlooked literary creations: a mythic or epic restaging of the Peloponnesian conflict that pitted Sparta's militaristic oligarchy opposed to Athens' democracy. In Plato's reenactment, Athens wins. Recco argues that the values pointed out in booklet 8 as distinctively democratic have been the very ones that served because the unannounced touchstones of ethical and political judgment in the course of the dialogue.Athens triumphant is a crucial reinterpretation ofThe Republic. it's a very good source for college students and students of Classical experiences, Philosophy, and Political Theory.

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