The Ancient Quarrel between Philosophy and Poetry Revisited: Plato and the Greek Literary Tradition

By Susan B. Levin

During this examine, Levin explores Plato's engagement with the Greek literary culture in his remedy of key linguistic matters. This research, conjoined with a brand new interpretation of the Republic's accepted critique of poets, helps the view that Plato's paintings represents a necessary precedent for modern reflections on ways that philosophy may benefit from appeals to literature.

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215-17, 231-32; Pindar, Olympian 7. 7376; Euripides, Ion 74-75, Orestes 1646-47, Andromache 17-20; and Herodotus four. forty five. 2-4 (vis-a-vis this passage, which relates to the threefold department of the earth into Europe, Asia, and Libya, cf. locate. Pyth. nine. 5-8, 55-58, 68-69). " in addition, occasionally traditional inanimate entities (e. g. , our bodies of water) are within the recipient place. for example, Aeschylus foretells that the inlet of the ocean to which lo is pushed "shall be known as Ionian, a memorial to all males of your travelling" PV 840-41), and Pindar feedback that Heracles "called [the hill at Olympia] Cronus' Hill, for in former instances . . . it had lain underneath deep drifts of snow, with out a identify (vcovuuvoq)" (OL 10. 49-51; cf. Ol. five. 19). additionally suitable listed below are Aeschylus, Eumenides 689-90 and Prometheus sure 299-300. eventually, the recipient entities will be human structures or practices, as whilst Herodotus reviews that "the Delphians name this gold and silver that Gyges despatched the Gygean Treasure, after the treasure's donor (em mi) dvaSevTOc; e7uovu|iir|v)" (i. i4. 3),12 nine. On stability, it sort of feels most effective to put those passages from the Ion the following instead of in that subcategory within which parcels of land are the recipient entities. ro. whereas the previous quotation of eight. forty four. 2 concerned Ion as eponym, this reference relates to Cecrops as basic onoma-bearer. for extra passages from Herodotus, see 1. 7. three ( c f- 7-74 J )> 1 -94-5-7> i-iyi-5-6, 1-173-3 ( cf - 7-9 2 ). 7-62-1, 7-9°-91ir. for extra proper instances, see Hdt. four. 148. 2-4, 6. forty seven. 1, 7. 178. 2. 12. My translation. 1O4 the traditional QUARREL and Electra refers to a ceremonial dinner named for Agamemnon (Soph. El. 282-85). different examples of this kind are came upon at Pindar, Pythian eleven. 5-6; Euripides, Hippolytus 31-33 and Orestes 1008. A moment type contains circumstances within which usual inanimate entities (e. g. , rivers) supply their onomata to numerous different types of entities. those should be members, as while Homer notes that Telamonian Aias killed "Simoeisius. . . whom as soon as his mom descending from Ida bore beside the banks of Simoeis whilst she had her mom and dad to have a tendency the sheepflocks. hence they known as him Simoeisius" II. four. 474-77). teams could be the recipients of onomata, as in Herodotus' record that the folk residing round the mountain known as "Atlas" have been named "Atlantes" after it (em. TOUTOU TO-U opeoq oi avOpcorccn OUTOV eTtcflvufioi eyevovTO, four. 184. 3-4); in regards to this subcategory, one can also seek advice Herodotus 7-75. 2. traditional inanimate entities themselves can also play this position. to quote only one instance, Herodotus mentions town Aegae at the Crathis, which is rarely dry, "from which the Italian river Crathis has its identify" (COT' OTETJ 6 ev 'iTaXirj nom\ioq TO owc^a eo^e, 1. 145). n 1° addition, areas or parcels of land are names' recipients, as whilst Pindar mentions a urban known as after neighboring Mount Aetna (toij ejicowjuiav noKiv, Pyth. i. 30-32). H a 3rd type involves circumstances within which locations or parcels of land are within the basic function.

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