Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/32491
Title: Plutarch on Solon’s simplicity concerning natural philosophy: Sol. 3,6-7 and frgs. 9 and 12 West
Authors: Leão, Delfim
Keywords: Plutarch
Solon
natural philosophy
tyranny
maritime metaphors
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Leuven University Press
Abstract: This paper analyzes some of Solon’s verses (frgs. 9,1-2 and 12 West) transmitted by Plutarch, in the Vita Solonis, as well as the comments made by the biographer on the structural meaning of these compositions in what respects the ‘simplistic’ philosophical thinking of the Athenian poet. Along with frg. 9, also frgs. 10 and 11 West are presented in their testimonies as warnings against the tyranny of Pisistratus. That the idea of tyranny was very present in Solon’s poetry is undisputed, even if his feelings towards this form of government are not always unambiguous. Taking as a backdrop the notion of tyranny as a ‘forceful way or ruling’, a new explanation is proposed to the image of the undisturbed quietness of the sea’s surface, which Solon describes in frg. 12,2 as δικαιοτάτη: ‘the most righteous’, ‘the most just’ or ‘the most calm’.
Description: Chapter in book.
Peer review: Yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/32491
ISBN: Leuven University Press
Publisher Version: http://upers.kuleuven.be/en/book/9789462700437
Appears in Collections:FLUC Secção de Estudos Clássicos - Livros e Capítulos de Livros

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
LEÃO_2015_Plutarch_on_Solon_s_simplicity_concerning_natural_philosophy.pdf1.24 MBAdobe PDFView/Open


FacebookTwitterDeliciousLinkedInDiggGoogle BookmarksMySpace
Formato BibTex MendeleyEndnote Degois 

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.