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Of myth, life, and war in Plato's Republic, Claudia Baracchi

Label
Of myth, life, and war in Plato's Republic
Title
Of myth, life, and war in Plato's Republic
Statement of responsibility
Claudia Baracchi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Baracchi has identified pivotal points around which the Republic operates; this allows a reading of the entire text to unfold ... a very beautifully written book."--Walter Brogan " ... a work that opens new and timely vistas within the Republic ... Her approach ... is thorough and rigorous."--John Sallis Although Plato's Republic is perhaps the most influential text in the history of Western philosophy, Claudia Baracchi finds that the work remains obscure and enigmatic. To fully understand and appreciate its meaning, she argues, we must attend to what its original language discloses. Through a close reading of the Greek text, attentive to the pervasiveness of story and myth, Baracchi investigates the dialogue's major themes. The first part of the book addresses issues of generation, reproduction, and decay as they apply to the founding of Socrates' just city. The second part takes up the connection between war and the cycle of life, employing a thorough analysis of Plato's rendition of the myth of Er. Baracchi shows that the Republic is concerned throughout with the complex but intertwined issues of life and war, locating the site of this tangled web of growth and destruction in the mythical dimension of the Platonic city
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
321/.07
Index
index present
LC call number
JC71.P6
LC item number
B33 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in continental thought
Label
Of myth, life, and war in Plato's Republic, Claudia Baracchi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Proleptikón; I. On Regeneration; II. The Law of (Re)production; III. Preliminary Remarks in a Rhapsodic Form; IV. War; V. Vision; VI. (Re)birth; Un-ending; Appendix; Selected Bibliography; General Index; Greek Index; About the Author
Control code
ocm51098606
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253339959
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ebl127611
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b21931380
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51098606
  • pebcs0253108799
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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