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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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Table of Contents:
  • The origin of virtue (Protagoras 320c-323a)
  • The judgement of souls (Gorgias 523a-527a)
  • The androgyne (Symposium 189c-193e)
  • The birth of love (Symposium 201d-212c)
  • The other world (Phaedo 107c-115a)
  • The cave (Republic 514a-517a)
  • ER's journey into the other world (Republic 614b-621d)
  • The winged soul (Phaedrus 246a-257a)
  • The two cosmic eras (Statesman 268d-274e)
  • Atlantis and the ancient city of Athens (Timaeus 20d-25d; Critias 108e-121c).