The Works of Plato, Volume 2

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Henry G. Bohn, 1871
 

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Page 420 - children by a mortal woman, and settled in some such spot of the island as we are about to describe. Towards the sea, but in the centre of the whole island, was a plain, which is said to have been the fairest of all plains, and distinguished for the excellence
Page 205 - extremely ridiculous, while he is yet dazzled,* — and when, ere being used to the present darkness, he is obliged to contend in courts of law or elsewhere about the shadows of justice, or the statues of which they are the shadows, and then to dispute how these matters are apprehended by those who have never contemplated justice
Page 409 - water:-—and hence "arose the tribe of fishes and oysters, and all other aquatic animals, which have received the most remote habitations, as a punishment of their extreme ignorance. After this manner then, both formerly and now, animals
Page 59 - not admit into our state; — either in allegory or without allegory; for young persons are not able to judge what is allegory and what is not, but whatever opinions they receive at such an age are wont to be obliterated with difficulty, and immovable. Hence, one would think, we should of all things
Page 303 - other of those seeming evils, these things to him issue in something good, either whilst alive or dead. For never at any time is he neglected by the gods, who inclines earnestly to endeavour to become just, and practises virtue as far as it is possible for man to resemble God.
Page 422 - state, or require smelting;— and especially that metal orichalcum, which is now known only by name, but formerly of high celebrity, was dug out of the earth in many parts of the island, being considered the most valuable of all the metals then known, except gold ;— and it produced an abundance of wood for builders, and furnished food also for tame and wild animals.
Page 346 - less so by two or three degrees. And after having thus framed the universe, he allotted to it souls equal in number to the stars, inserting each in each ; and then, as it were, placing them on a vehicle [whereon to travel through the heavens,] he pointed out the nature of the universe, and announced to them
Page 43 - others make Homer witness as to the persuasive power of men over the gods, inasmuch as that poet says, — ..... the gods In virtue thy superiors, are themselves Yet placable ; and if a mortal man Offend by transgression of their laws, Libation, incense, sacrifice, and prayer* In meekness
Page 285 - makes everything also which springs from the earth, and he makes all sorts of animals, himself as well as others; and besides these things, he makes the earth, the heaven and the gods, and all things in heaven, and in Hades under the earth. You are speaking, said
Page 73 - elsewhere, as if any other person were speaking except himself; but as to what he says after this, he speaks as though he himself were Chryses, and tries all he can to make us think that the speaker is not Homer, but the priest, an old

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