"Once upon a time there were just the gods; mortal beings did not yet exist." We are used to thinking of myths containing lines like this simply as stories, and modern myths as made up and fictitious. For the ancient Greeks, however, a myth was unveiled reality, and for Plato, who was a myth-maker as well as a myth-teller, a myth could tell us something important about ourselves and our world. The ultimate purpose of Plato's myths is to help us live a better life, and to teach philosophical truths in a form we can most ...

Selected Myths 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780199552559

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Selected Myths 2004, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780192805089

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