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Selected myths /

This volume brings together ten of the most celebrated Platonic myths, from eight of Plato's dialogues ranging from the early Protagoras and Gorgias to the late Timaeus and Critias. They include the famous myth of the cave from Republic as well as 'The Judgement of Souls' and 'Th...

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Main Author: Plato.
Other Authors: Partenie, Catalin.
Format: eBook
Language: English
Ancient Greek
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
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Summary: This volume brings together ten of the most celebrated Platonic myths, from eight of Plato's dialogues ranging from the early Protagoras and Gorgias to the late Timaeus and Critias. They include the famous myth of the cave from Republic as well as 'The Judgement of Souls' and 'The Birth of Love'. Each myth is a self-contained story, prefaced by a short explanatory note, while the introduction considers Plato's use of myth and. imagery. - ;'Once upon a time there were just the gods; mortal beings did not yet exist.'. We are used to thinking of myths as stories, and modern myths as made up and f.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxxviii, 166 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780191517105
0191517100
9780192805089
0192805088