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Plato The Myth Maker

Pub Date : 2000-12-15 | Author : Luc Brisson | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 0226075192
ISBN 13 : 9780226075198

We think of myth as a fictional story, and Plato was the first to use the term muthos in that sense. But Plato also used muthos to describe the practice of making and telling stori..


Selected Myths

Pub Date : 2009-02-26 | Author : Plato, | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199552559
ISBN 13 : 019955255X

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..



The Unity Of Plato S Gorgias

Pub Date : 2006-04-10 | Author : Devin Stauffer | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781139448918
ISBN 13 : 1139448919

Stauffer demonstrates the complex unity of Plato's Gorgias through a careful analysis of the dialogue's three main sections. This includes Socrates' famous argumentative duel with ..


Myth And Metaphysics In Plato S Phaedo

Pub Date : 1989 | Author : David A. White | Publisher : Susquehanna University Press

ISBN 10 : 0945636016
ISBN 13 : 9780945636014

This study intends principally to isolate and describe the function of myth in the Phaedo in order to show its effect on the complex metaphysics developed throughout the dialogue. ..


Biblical Myth And Rabbinic Mythmaking

Pub Date : 2005 | Author : Michael Fishbane | Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN 10 : 0199284202
ISBN 13 : 9780199284207

This is a comprehensive study of myth in the Hebrew Bible and myth and mythmaking in classical rabbinic literature (Midrash and Talmud) and in the classical work of medieval Jewish..


How Philosophers Saved Myths

Pub Date : 2004-12-01 | Author : Luc Brisson | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 0226075354
ISBN 13 : 9780226075358

This study explains how the myths of Greece and Rome were transmitted from antiquity to the Renaissance. Luc Brisson argues that philosophy was ironically responsible for saving my..