Homer and Plato Essay by The Research Group

Homer and Plato
An analysis of the literature and philosophy's of Homer and Plato.
# 73491 | 1,125 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in History (General)

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This paper analyzes the values and ideas expressed by Homer in "The Iliad" and Plato in "Meno". The paper offers an assessment of these differences from the viewpoint of Friedrich Nietzsche.

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"An examination of Plato's "Meno" and Homer's "The Iliad" demonstrates a clash of values and ideas between Plato and Homer. This clash of values and ideas is most expressed in four areas. First, Plato views poetry such as Homer's epic as based on metaphor and distanced from the truth. In this manner he finds such works to be misleading because they encourage individuals to seek poetic reality rather than the good. Second Homer's depiction of the gods in ..."

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