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A Sketch of the Political Structure of The Republic
“The purpose of this paper is to identify and sketch out the political structures for the ideal Polis described by Plato in the sub- text, with a view to identifying some of the points of contention between those political structures and the contemporary political structures under which Plato lived and wrote his thesis. The first part of the paper briefly identifies the hierarchical division of the ideal Polis into its three constituent socio-political groupings; the second part examines the role and functions, and the political responsibilities, of each of these groups, ie Hoi Polloi, Hoi Epikouroi, Hoi Phylakes. And in the third part there is a discussion of the ideal Polis’ political structures and what those structures might mean in terms of contemporary civil rights and freedoms.”
Contains: Content Analysis
Author: Ron Owens
From: Electronic Antiquity Vol. 3 no. 5 October 1996

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