It is a remark on chosen texts of Plato serious about poetry: the Ion and proper sections of the Republic. it's the first statement to give those texts jointly in a single quantity, and the 1st in English on Republic 2 and three and Ion for almost a hundred years. The creation units Plato's perspectives of their Greek context and descriptions their impression on later aesthetic suggestion. an immense function of the observation is its exploration of the ambivalence of Plato's pronouncements via an research of his personal ability as a author.
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