Plato Quote

And we must beg Homer and the other poets not to be angry if we strike out these and similar passages, not because they are unpoetical, or unattractive to the popular ear, but because the greater the poetical charm in them, the less are they meet for the ears of boys and men who are meant to be free, and who should fear slavery more than death.


The Dialogues of Plato (ed. 1873)

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And we must beg Homer and the other poets not to be angry if we strike out these and similar passages, not because they are unpoetical, or...

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And we must beg Homer and the other poets not to be angry if we strike out these and similar passages, not because they are unpoetical, or...

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And we must beg Homer and the other poets not to be angry if we strike out these and similar passages, not because they are unpoetical, or...

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And we must beg Homer and the other poets not to be angry if we strike out these and similar passages, not because they are unpoetical, or...