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Author Folch, Marcus, author

Title The city and the stage : performance, genre, and gender in Plato's laws / Marcus Folch
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 386 pages)
Contents Introduction: Performance and the Second-Best City -- Marionettes of the Soul: Performance and the Psychology of Mousike in Plato's Laws -- The Chorus and the Critic: Literary Criticism, Theatrocracy, and the Performance of Philosophy -- Law's Genress: Hymns, Encomia, and the Remaking of Lament -- Unideal Genres and the Ideal City: Comedy, Threnody, Tragedy, and the Limits of the City Dancing -- Women's Statuses in Plato's Laws: Nature, Gender, Law, and the Performance of Citizenship -- Engenderring Harmony: Women's Songs in Plato's Laws -- Epilogue: Plato's Last Song: A Postlude on Law and the Preludes
Summary What role did the performance of poetry, music, song, and dance play in the political life of the ancient city? How has philosophy positioned itself and articulated its own ambitions in relation to the poet tradition? This book poses such questions through a reading of Plato's last, longest, and unfinished work, the Laws
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Plato. Laws.
Laws (Plato)
Greek drama -- History and criticism
Greek drama.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190266189