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Plato on Poetry Ion; Republic 376e-398b9; Republic 595-608b10

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ISBN-10: 0521349818

ISBN-13: 9780521349819

Edition: 1996

Authors: Penelope Murray, P. E. Easterling, Philip Hardie, Richard Hunter, E. J. Kenney

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This is a commentary on selected texts of Plato concerned with poetry. It brings together the Ion and relevant sections of the Republic and aims to provide the reader with a commentary which takes account of modern scholarship on the subject.
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Book details

List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/7/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Author's (Mark Ahavel) Biography The author was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1963 in a Roman Catholic hospital during the middle of Vatican II (1962-'64). And his exact birthday coincides with the day that the prophet Muhammad completed is Hijrah (migration) to Medina, according to Muslim tradition, a significant event in the life of the Prophet for Muslims. In 1963, the Baha'i Faith celebrated their 100th anniversary and they established their International House of Justice on Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel. From the year and the date of the author's birth, one can certainly find ecumenical and interfaith significance, perhaps a portent of his destiny. The author was baptized as an infant in…    

Republic 376e-398b9
Republic 595-608b10
Introduction
Mimesis
Poetry and inspiration
Plato as poet
The battle between poetry and philosophy
Plato and Homer
The Platonic legacy
The text
Ion
Republic 376e-398b9
Republic 595-608b10
Commentary
Appendix: Poetic inspiration in Plato
Bibliography
Index