Republic X: A Brief Look at Plato on Tragedy

Plato Republic X.605c-d: οὐ μέντοι πω τό γε μέγιστον κατηγορήκαμεν αὐτῆς. τὸ γὰρ καὶ τοὺς ἐπιεικεῖς ἱκανὴν εἶναι λωβᾶσθαι, ἐκτὸς πάνυ τινῶν ὀλίγων, πάνδεινόν που. τί δ᾽ οὐ μέλλει, εἴπερ γε δρᾷ αὐτό; ἀκούων σκόπει. οἱ γάρ που βέλτιστοι ἡμῶν ἀκροώμενοι Ὁμήρου ἢ ἄλλου τινὸς τῶν τραγῳδοποιῶν μιμουμένου τινὰ τῶν ἡρώων ἐν πένθει ὄντα καὶ […]


Of all the Olympian deities, I find Apollo most intriguing. As patron of the arts, music, reason and poetry, he seems a fitting archetype for the purpose of this blog. Hence, the image currently being used as the website’s flag is of Apollo. This image is taken from a wine-cup, or σκύφος, and is fit to […]