Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 November 2015

400 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190266172

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The City and the Stage

Performance, Genre, and Gender in Plato's Laws

Marcus Folch

  • Presents a systematic study of Plato's final statement on poetry, performance, mimetic art, and literary criticism
  • Brings an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of ancient philosophy
  • Advances a debate on the utility of speech act and performance theory in the study of Plato and other ancient authors
  • Encourages an ongoing reappraisal among Classicists of ancient philosophy in its historical and literary contexts