It distinguishes two types of greek utopia relating both to the social and the political background of greece between the fifth and third centuries bc there was a lower utopianism meant for literal implementation which arose from the greek colonizing movement and a higher theoretical form which arose from the practical utopias. The birth of utopia 13 the time of cronus 13 the pythagorean life 14 the sexual communism of the barbarians 18 the low utopias and sparta 21 the ecclesiazusae of aristophanes 37 household and city the social and political background of greek utopianism 40 2. To ask other readers questions about cities of the gods please sign up be the first to ask a question about cities of the gods dawnson claims that he is following the idea of communist utopias in greek thought but this is really more of a reception history of platos communistic thought . Get this from a library cities of the gods communist utopias in greek thought doyne dawson modern studies of classical utopian thought are usually restricted to the republic and laws of plato producing the impression that greek speculation about ideal states was invariably authoritarian . Cities of the gods communist utopias in greek thought by doyne dawson imprint new york oxford university press 1992 description viii 305 p isbn 0195069838 formats book cities of the gods communist utopias in greek thought by doyne dawson imprint new york oxford university press 1992 isbn 0195069838
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