A political and philosophical romance by Thomas Campanella (1568-1639), born at Stillo, or Stilo, in Italy. This romance is a kind of Utopia, formed on the model of Plato's Republic. His society is a sort of convent-life established on the principles of a theocratic communism.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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