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

  • Title: The Bow and the Lyre: A Platonic Reading of the Odyssey
  • Author: Seth Benardete
  • ISBN: 9780847683673
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Bow and the Lyre: A Platonic Reading of the Odyssey By Seth Benardete, 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, broadly, the rational and the irrational in human beings In light of this possibility, Bernardete works bIn 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, 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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    1. Benardete s interpretation of Homer s Odyssey is one of the highest exegetical achievements of our species It is a book that requires an immense amount of careful but always rewarded study a task which I have by no means fully completed myself A full discussion of it here is not fitting, so I will confine myself to only a few brief comments Benardete persuasively demonstrates that Plato s political philosophy is not entirely a novelty, for Plato learned Platonic political philosophy from Homer P [...]

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