Poets, Sophists and Philosophers Ainittomenoi in Plato's Theaetetus
刊名: The Classical Journal, 2019, Vol.114 (2)
来源数据库: The Classical Association of the Middle West and South
原始语种摘要: Platonic dialogues are full of poetic references. As well as revealing a vivid interest in, and acquaintance with, previous poetic works, Plato's citations of the poets are also reflective of a widespread—but in Plato's view reprehensible—4th century Athenian practice of treating poetry as a compendium of absolute and undeniable truths and of appropriating it only for self-serving purposes, instead of using it as a springboard for philosophical discussion. In this paper I restrict my attention to the Theaetetus with a view to scrutinizing the intricate and sophisticated ways in which Plato tackles not so much the cited poetic quotations and paraphrases per se, as their reception and handling by his contemporaries. More specifically, I examine three explicit Homeric citations (152e,...
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  • 跳板 判读
  • contemporaries 同龄厩伴
  • masquerade 冒充
  • interpretation 判读
  • springboard 判读
  • reflective 反射的
  • reprehensible 应受严责的
  • acquaintance 熟悉
  • authority 权威
  • allegedly 据说
  • sophisticated 复杂