Plato and the Mythic Tradition in Political Thought,

When I became a bit girl, I acquired the conventional 1967 series D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths as a gift. The memories and illustrations continue to be etched in my reminiscence today: from Aphrodite’s maritime conception, to the various brides of Zeus laid low with Hera, and Athena’s punishment of the boastful Arachne. Only an awful lot later did I comprehend how sanitized the D’Aulaires’ myths had been. Why, I thought, did nobody inform me quicker that Zeus’s ‘brides’ had been surely rape victims, and ‘jealous’ Hera his sister in addition to his long-struggling wife? As for the real tale of Aphrodite’s generation … well, the bloody aftermath of Uranus’s castration with the aid of using his son, Cronus, became possibly now no longer suit for children. But genuinely shrewd younger human beings could

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