The Bow and the Lyre: A Platonic Reading of the Odyssey PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Seth Benardete

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

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication date: October 2008
ISBN: 9780742565975
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In this exciting interpretation of the Odyssey, the late renowned scholar Seth Benardete suggests that Homer may have been the first to philosophize in a Platonic sense. He argues that the Odyssey concerns precisely the relation between philosophy and poetry and, more broadly, the rational and the irrational in human beings. In light of this possibility, Bernardete works back and forth from Homer to Plato to examine the relation between wisdom and justice and tries to recover an original understanding of philosophy that Plato, too, recovered by reflecting on the wisdom of the poet. At stake in his argument is no less than the history of philosophy and the ancient understanding of poetry. The Bow and the Lyre is a book that every classicist and historian of philosophy should have.
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