Cities of the Gods Communist Utopias in Greek Thought E–pub/E–book

Dawson is able to at the same time as he tracks the reception of Plato s ideas themselves the thought processes and ideas behind Greek and Roman sexual thics views of slavery and poverty and the relationship of the lite to the hoi "Polloi. Was Universal And " Was universal and in deliberate contrast to the hierarchical and militaristic utopia of Plato; and that both theories were intended to bring about long range social reform though neither was meant for direct implementation Dawson offers an xplanation for the disappearance of the utopian tradition in the later Hellenistic age meant for direct implementation Dawson offers an xplanation for the disappearance of the utopian tradition in the later Hellenistic age final chapter traces the survival of communistic ideas in arly Christianit. Dawnson claims that he *Is Following The Idea Of * following the idea of utopias in Greek thought but this is really of a reception history of Plato s communistic thought regarding the community of and property throughout Greek and Roman philosophy. thought regarding the community of women and throughout Greek and Roman philosophy. studies of classical utopian thought are usually restricted to the Republic and Laws of Plato producing the impression that Greek speculation about ideal states was invariably authoritarian and hierarchical This book however sets Plato in the context of the whole ancient tradition of philosophical utopia It distinguishes two types of Greek utopia relating both to the social and the political background of Gr. ,


As well as into the Christian ra This is a fascinating book tracing the genesis of Plato s radical ideas from their possible origins in Spartan politeiai or Pythagorean communes all the way into the arly church By looking at these lenses. Eece between the fifth and third centuries BC There was a lower utopianism meant for these lenses. Eece between the fifth and third centuries BC There was a lower utopianism meant for implementation which arose from the Greek colonizing movement and a higher theoretical form which arose from the practical utopias Dawson focuses on the higher
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whose main theme was communism in property and family He attempts to reconstruct the lost utopian works of the Stoics arguing that their ideal state. ,

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Cities of the Gods Communist Utopias in Greek Thought