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Selected myths

Plato. Catalin Partenie


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  • Title:
    Selected myths
  • Author: Plato.
  • Catalin Partenie
  • Description: 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).
    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
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (205 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-19-187535-X;ISBN 1-280-75290-4;ISBN 0-19-151710-0;ISBN 1-4294-2149-5
  • Subjects: Mythology, Greek; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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