Plato: Republic X

S. Halliwell

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ISBN: 9780856684067

Publication: January 1, 1986

Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

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This edition offers a full and up-to-date commentary on the last book of the Republic, and explores in particular detail the two main subjects of the book: Plato's most famous and uncompromising condemnation of poetry and art, as vehicles of falsehood and purveyors of dangerous emotions, and the Myth of Er, which concludes the whole work with an allegorical vision of the soul's immortality and of an eternally just world-order. The commentary gives careful and critical attention to the arguments deployed by Plato against poets and artists, relating them both to the philosopher's larger ideas and to other Greek views of the subject. The sources and significance of the Myth of Er are fully studied. Among other topics, the Introduction places Republic 10 in the development of Plato's work, and makes a fresh attempt to trace some of the influences of the book's critique of art on later aesthetic thinking. Greek text with facing translation, commentary and notes.

Preface Notes to 2005 reprint Introduction 1.1 The Platonic approach to poety 1.2 Art and reality 1.3 Art and the mind 1.4 The Platonic legacy to Aesthetics 2.1 The myth of Er 2.2 Astronomy and religion 2.3 Reincarnation and destiny Note on the text Text and translation Commentary Appendix: The relative date of Republic X Index

Format: Paperback

Size: 210 x 149 mm

208 Pages

ISBN: 9780856684067

Publication: January 1, 1986

Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

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