First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
"…Buchan raises a significant challenge to the optimistic resolution of the familiar paradox of Plato's view of women." -- Eric Brown, Ancient Philosophy
"Buchan shows verve and intelligence in her reflections on the questions of what Plato might mean by his apparently contradictory discussions of the female in political life and Buchan's proposal for the masculine soul introduces some new wrinkles into discussions that have been attracting students of Plato for the last thirty years…she also reaches out more generally to work on gender in the history of philosophy in a helpful and very accessible manner." -- Arlene W. Saxonhouse, Hypatia-A Journal of Feminist Philosophy