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    Paul Ludwig examines how and why Greek theorists treated political passions as erotic. Because of the tiny size of ancient Greek cities, contemporary theory and ideology could conceive of entire communities based on desire. A recurrent aspiration was to transform the polity into one great household that would bind the citizens together through ties of mutual affection. In this study, Ludwig evaluates sexuality, love, and civic friendship as sources of political attachment and as bonds of politic…Read more
  • The Pious Sex: Essays on Women and Religion in the History of Political Thought
    with Amy L. Bonnette, Lise van Boxel, Catherine Connors, Eve Grace, Heather King, Clifford Orwin, Kathrin H. Rosenfield, Dana Jalbert Stauffer, and Diana J. Schaub
    Lexington Books. 2010.
    This collection of original essays examines the relationship between women and religion in the history of political thought broadly conceived. This theme is a remarkably revealing lens through which to view the Western philosophical and poetical traditions that have culminated in secular and egalitarian modern society. The essays also give highly analytical accounts of the manifold and intricate relationships between religion, family and public life in the history of political thought, and the v…Read more
  • Eros in the Republic
    In G. R. F. Ferrari (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Plato's Republic, Cambridge University Press. pp. 202--223. 2007.