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Author Plato.

Title Selected myths / Plato ; edited by Catalin Partenie
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xxxviii, 166 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Oxford world's classics
Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
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)
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Mythology, Greek.
Form Electronic book
Author Partenie, Catalin.
LC no. 2005274851
ISBN 0191517100 (electronic bk.)
0192805088 (paperback)
9780191517105 (electronic bk.)
9780192805089 (paperback)
Other Titles Works. Selections. English. 2004