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Title Plato and the poets / edited by Pierre Destrée, Fritz-Gregor Herrmann
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 434 pages)
Series Mnemosyne supplements. Monographs on Greek and Latin language and literature, 0169-8958 ; 328
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum ; v. 328
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. Monographs on Greek and Roman language and literature.
Contents Introduction / Pierre Destree and Fritz-Gregor Herrmann -- What ancient quarrel between philosophy and poetry? / Glenn W. Most -- Poetry in Plato's Gorgias / Fritz-Gregor Herrmann -- Poetry as flawed reproduction: possession and mimesis / Catherine Collobert -- Plato's Ion and the ethics of praise / Carlotta Capuccino -- The hermeneutics of madness: poet and philosopher in Plato's Ion and Phaedrus / Francisco J. Gonzalez -- Inspiration and inspired poets in Plato's dialogues / Stefan Büttner -- Plato, poetry and creativity / Dominic Scott -- Poets at the symposium / Elizabeth Belfiore -- Tragedy, women and the family in Plato's Republic / Penelope Murray -- Mimesis and psychological change in Republic III / Gabriel Richardson Lear -- Poets and mimesis in the Republic / Jera Marušič -- Antidotes and incantations: is there a cure for poetry in Plato's Republic? / Stephen Halliwell -- Poetry, thumos and pity in the Republic / Pierre Destrée -- Soul division and mimesis in Republic X / Rachel Singpurwalla -- Image-making in Republic X and the Sophist / Noburu Notomi -- A transfer of energy: lyric eros in Phaedrus / Elisabeth Pender -- Myth and poetry in the Timaeus / Gretchen Reydams-Schils -- Correctness' and poetic knowledge: choric poetry in the Laws / Antony Hatzistavrou -- Legislation as a tragedy (on Plato's Laws vii, 817b-d) / Suzanne Sauvé Meyer
Summary The nineteen essays presented here aim to illuminate the ways poetry and the poets are discussed by Plato throughout his writing career. As well as throwing new light on old topics, such as mimesis and poetic inspiration, the volume introduces fresh approaches to Plato's philosophy of poetry and literature
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-423) and index
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Subject Plato -- Criticism and interpretation.
Plato -- Knowledge -- Poetry
Classical poetry -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc
Criticism -- History.
Greek poetry -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc
Literature -- Philosophy -- History.
Genre/Form Poetry.
Form Electronic book
Author Destrée, Pierre.
Herrmann, Fritz-Gregor.
ISBN 1283120836
9004201831 (electronic bk.)
9781283120838
9789004201835 (electronic bk.)