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Myths of the Underworld Journey Plato, Aristophanes, and the "Orphic" Gold Tablets

ISBN-10: 0521834341

ISBN-13: 9780521834346

Edition: 2004

Authors: Radcliffe G. Edmonds, Radcliffe G. Edmonds

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For Plato, Aristophanes & the creators of the 'Orphic' gold tablets, myth is an agonistic discourse, neither sacred dogma nor literary diversion, but a flexible tool that serves a wide variety of uses. Edmonds examines the use of the tale of a journey to the underworld to illustrate his argument.
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Book details

List price: $103.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/20/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 292
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction: the start of the journey
Roadmaps of d�viance: The 'Orphic' gold tablets
Descent into the depths of comedy: The Frogs of Aristophanes
The upward path of philosophy: the myth in Plato's Phaedo
Conclusions: the end of the road