Posts Categorized: Plato

PLATO’S PARABLE OF THE SHIP

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PLATO’S PARABLE OF THE SHIP

Long ago, Socrates knew that nations (like souls, to which he compares them) are not very well-ordered: few citizens do what they are best suited for, everyone wants to interfere with everything, and only buffoons are typically in charge. In The Republic, Socrates narrates a wonderful parable to demonstrate his point. “Imagine then a fleet…
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ARISTOPHANES’ HILARIOUS SPEECH ON ‘LOVE’ IN PLATO’S ‘SYMPOSIUM’

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On a cool Autumn evening in Athens, Socrates, Aristophanes, and several other friends got together for a celebration at the house of Agathon, the young playwright who had recently won First Prize for Tragedy at the theater festival. After dinner they agreed that they would not drink very much this night, since, for the most…
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AFTER THE FIRE AND THE STORM

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TweetShare “After all the fire and storm of the historical process, the struggles between good and evil, progress and reaction, the long and difficult climb from barbarism and slavery up into the light of civilization and finally of free civil society, at last and at length we struggle up to the peak of the mountain…
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PLATO’S “APOLOGY OF SOCRATES”: A New Translation, in the Style of a Cinematic Novel

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by Steve Kostecke (Today’s PRIZE GIVEAWAY is a PDF Copy of Steve’s Book. Leave a COMMENT to enter. See details below) Tweet Share Andrew Cort’s Mini-Review:   In this new translation of Plato’s Apology (Socrates’ statement to the Athenian court that soon condemned him on trumped up charges of “corrupting the youth of Athens”), Steve Kostecke has…
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Gods, Goddesses, Archetypes, and Synchronicity

Posted by & filed under Archetypes, Astrology, Carol Leigh Rice, Christ Archetype, Goddesses, Gods, I Ching, Joseph Campbell, Jung, mythology, Plato, Silk Road Visions, Synchronicity, Tarot.

by Carol Leigh Rice, M.A. Gods and Goddesses * Living Templates The ancient Greeks, and Plato especially, were aware long before Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell that the Archetypes were much more than symbolic components of moralizing stories. Whether as the Forms or Gods and Goddesses (he used both terms), Plato understood the Archetypes to…
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