33 - Last Judgments: Plato, Poetry and Myth
Plato criticized both the epic poetry of Homer and Hesiod, and the tragic and comic poets. Yet he invented myths of his own. So what was his attitude towards literature and myth? Peter tackles this question in a final episode on Plato.
• J. Annas, “Plato’s Myths of Judgement”, Phronesis 27 (1982), 119-43.
• G.R. Boys-Stones and J.H. Haubold (eds), Plato and Hesiod (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010).
• D. O’Connor, “Rewriting the Poets in Plato’s Characters,” in The Cambridge Companion to the Republic, ed. G.R.F. Ferrari (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), 55-89.
• C. Partenie (ed.), Plato: Selected Myths (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).
• C. Partenie (ed.), Plato’s Myths (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).