The Bow and the Lyre: A Platonic Reading of the Odyssey

The Bow and the Lyre: A Platonic Reading of the Odyssey

Seth Benardete


during this intriguing interpretation of the Odyssey, the overdue popular pupil Seth Benardete means that Homer can have been the 1st to philosophize in a Platonic feel. He argues that the Odyssey issues exactly the relation among philosophy and poetry and, extra largely, the rational and the irrational in humans. In mild of this danger, Bernardete works backward and forward from Homer to Plato to check the relation among knowledge and justice and attempts to get well an unique figuring out of philosophy that Plato, too, recovered by way of reflecting at the knowledge of the poet. At stake in his argument isn't any lower than the historical past of philosophy and the traditional figuring out of poetry. The Bow and the Lyre is a publication that each classicist and historian of philosophy must have.

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