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Dec. 9th, 2005 @ 05:32 pm (no subject)
It's been said that Thomas More considered the Republic when writing "Utopia". Does anyone know of any articles discussing this topic?

Thanks in Advance.
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From:takhys
Date:April 10th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
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This one argues that 'Utopia' is based on Seneca rather than Socrates or Plato - A New Source for More's 'Utopia' by John Michael Parrish from The Historical Journal, Vol. 40, No. 2. (Jun., 1997), pp. 493-498. [Link]

Or, heck, just go to JSTOR and do a search. There should be something for you there.

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From:sue8675309
Date:April 10th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC)
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thank you for the tip! the question was regarding a paper i had to write last semester, so it's pretty much over and done with now, but i do appreciate the help.

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From:takhys
Date:April 10th, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC)
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Heh. I noticed the date on your post -after- I had commented. *sigh* Ach vell! I did a paper on a similar topic, so, yeh, lots and LOTS of research.
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Date:April 10th, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC)
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i didn't end up finding anything very on point. it ended up being a kinda crappy paper.
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From:takhys
Date:April 10th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
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Erg.

My theory on it was that More was writing about how to create the Republic by using Machiavelli's Prince as a guideline - with More being all snippy and tongue-in-cheek, mocking the pair of them.
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From:sue8675309
Date:April 10th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
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wow, that sounds interesting. i'm sure there's more research to be found on the prince anyway.