Plato's Penal Code: Tradition, Controversy, and Reform in Greek Penology

Clarendon Press (1994)

This is a fascinating and important study of ideas of justice and punishment held by the ancient Greeks. The author traces the development of these ideas from Homer to Plato, analysing in particular the completely radical new system of punishment put forward by Plato in his dialogue the Laws. From traditional Greek ideas of cursing and pollution through to Plato's views on homicide and poisoning by doctors, this enlivening book has a wealth of insights to interest both ancient historians and classicists, and all those interested in the history of philosophy and ethics. `Quite simply, essential reading.'
Keywords Plato   Punishment   Criminal law
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Reprint years 1993, 1994
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