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The Resource The bow and the lyre : a Platonic reading of the Odyssey, Seth Benardete

The bow and the lyre : a Platonic reading of the Odyssey, Seth Benardete

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The bow and the lyre : a Platonic reading of the Odyssey
Title
The bow and the lyre
Title remainder
a Platonic reading of the Odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Seth Benardete
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this exciting new interpretation of the Odyssey, 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, Benardete 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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Benardete, Seth
Index
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  • Odysseus (Greek mythology) in literature
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Philosophy, Ancient, in literature
  • Homer
  • Odysseus
  • Plato
  • Homère
  • Platon
  • Homer
  • Plato
Label
The bow and the lyre : a Platonic reading of the Odyssey, Seth Benardete
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Odysseus's own story
  • ch. 6.
  • Odysseus's lies
  • ch. 7.
  • Nonfated things
  • ch. 8.
  • Suitors and the city
  • ch. 9.
  • Recognitions
  • ch. 1.
  • Beginnings
  • ch. 2.
  • Pattern and will
  • ch. 3.
  • Odysseus's choice
  • ch. 4.
  • Among the Phaeacians
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 177 p.
Isbn
9780847683673
Lccn
lc96032657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The bow and the lyre : a Platonic reading of the Odyssey, Seth Benardete
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Odysseus's own story
  • ch. 6.
  • Odysseus's lies
  • ch. 7.
  • Nonfated things
  • ch. 8.
  • Suitors and the city
  • ch. 9.
  • Recognitions
  • ch. 1.
  • Beginnings
  • ch. 2.
  • Pattern and will
  • ch. 3.
  • Odysseus's choice
  • ch. 4.
  • Among the Phaeacians
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 177 p.
Isbn
9780847683673
Lccn
lc96032657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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