‘Pretty much the whole of Education’:1 Virtue and Performance in the Laws

‘Pretty much the whole of Education’:1 Virtue and Performance in the Laws Marcus FolchThe City and the stage: Performance, Genre and Gender in Plato’s Laws. Oxford, Oxford University Press. 2015. pp. 12+386. isbn 978-0-19-026617-2.Susan Sauvé MeyerPlato: Laws 1 & 2, translated with an introduction and commentary. Clarendon Plato series, Oxford, Oxford University Press. 2015. pp. xiv+361. isbn 978-0-19-960408-1.The first two books of the Laws are certainly among the most important in the dialogue. They reveal the aims of the dialogue as a discussion of laws and set up a conversational framework in which Athenian traditions, represented by the main speaker, are brought into a constructive confrontation with the Dorian ideas and customs of his Cretan and Spartan companions. At the same time they serve to establish the psychological and ethical presuppositions which underpin the more politically oriented discussions elsewhere in the dialogue. But these books are also puzzling. One reason for this is that a lot of space is devoted to the discussion of drinking parties. Another is that the key ideas evolve gradually in a conversational way. Unlike the leading speakers in other Platonic dialogues the Athenian does not subject his companions to searching examination. In consequence it is sometimes unclear precisely which claims are being rejected and which asserted.For http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of the Platonic Tradition Brill

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Marcus FolchThe City and the stage: Performance, Genre and Gender in Plato’s Laws. Oxford, Oxford University Press. 2015. pp. 12+386. isbn 978-0-19-026617-2.Susan Sauvé MeyerPlato: Laws 1 & 2, translated with an introduction and commentary. Clarendon Plato series, Oxford, Oxford University Press. 2015. pp. xiv+361. isbn 978-0-19-960408-1.The first two books of the Laws are certainly among the most important in the dialogue. They reveal the aims of the dialogue as a discussion of laws and set up a conversational framework in which Athenian traditions, represented by the main speaker, are brought into a constructive confrontation with the Dorian ideas and customs of his Cretan and Spartan companions. At the same time they serve to establish the psychological and ethical presuppositions which underpin the more politically oriented discussions elsewhere in the dialogue. But these books are also puzzling. One reason for this is that a lot of space is devoted to the discussion of drinking parties. Another is that the key ideas evolve gradually in a conversational way. Unlike the leading speakers in other Platonic dialogues the Athenian does not subject his companions to searching examination. In consequence it is sometimes unclear precisely which claims are being rejected and which asserted.For

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Published: Apr 18, 2017

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