Plato on Poetry: Ion; Republic 376e-398b9; Republic 595-608b10 / Edition 1

Plato on Poetry: Ion; Republic 376e-398b9; Republic 595-608b10 / Edition 1

by Plato
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521349818

ISBN-13: 9780521349819

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a commentary on selected texts of Plato concerned with poetry: the Ion and relevant sections of the Republic. It is the first commentary to present these texts together in one volume, and the first in English on Republic 2 and 3 and Ion for nearly 100 years. The introduction sets Plato's views in their Greek context and outlines their influence on later

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Overview

This is a commentary on selected texts of Plato concerned with poetry: the Ion and relevant sections of the Republic. It is the first commentary to present these texts together in one volume, and the first in English on Republic 2 and 3 and Ion for nearly 100 years. The introduction sets Plato's views in their Greek context and outlines their influence on later aesthetic thought. An important feature of the commentary is its exploration of the ambivalence of Plato's pronouncements through an analysis of his own skill as a writer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521349819
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Series:
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
4.84(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: 1. Mimesis; 2. Poetry and inspiration; 3. Plato as poet; 4. The battle between poetry and philosophy; 5. Plato and Homer; 6. The Platonic legacy; 7. The text; Ion; Republic 376e–398b9; Republic 595–608b10; Commentary; Appendix: Poetic inspiration in Plato; Bibliography; Index.

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