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By Kenneth Royce Moore

facing topics of city making plans, constitutionalism, utopianism and social development idea, this booklet analyzes the town of Magnesia, Plato’s second-best city-state within the legislation, as though it have been a precise old city-state. The publication information the demographics, economics, army functions and polity of Magnesia utilizing (post)modern severe idea and modern facts on old city-states.
Examining the foremost positive factors of the proposed city-state intimately, Kenneth Royce Moore considers Plato’s proposed army in addition to his invention of nationwide provider, and compares this with identified militaries of the period. the writer demonstrates that financial development isn't really its precedence, hugely limited with an objective towards balance instead of enlargement. Moore additionally considers the Magnesian political process within the gentle of current polities of the period, concluding that Magnesia can have a strikingly varied kind of executive than the other real city-state in antiquity, albeit derived in no small half from Athenian, Cretan and Spartan traditions. This e-book places “flesh at the bones” of Plato’s fictional utopia and divulges how strangely useful it could possibly have been.

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