Plato's Theory of Incarceration

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In addition to its many famous innovations in popular government, the Athenian democracy seems to have also experimented with another, more ambivalent political institution familiar to modern societies - penal incarceration. In recent years, there has been renewed debate over the precise role of imprisonment in Athens, as an increasing number of voices, including Marcus Folch in this volume, make the case that imprisonment was an important point of contact between criminal punishment and democratic politics and society in Athens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-86
Number of pages19
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 27 Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Classics
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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