Militant Polis (in Plato\'s Timaeus and Laws)

Dorota Zygmuntowicz

The author asks two questions. The first, is war really the best action of a polis how the introductory conversation of the Timaeus (19b–c) suggests. The second, has been the Sokrates’ desire to see his ideal polis in action fulfilled in the Timaeus-Critias sequence. The approach to the problems seems to be found in the Laws, where these two questions are turned to this one: might war be the pattern for a lawgiver.

Keywords: Platon · Polis · Timaeus · Laws

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