Plato's Myths

[Revised entry by Catalin Partenie on June 19, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] What the ancient Greeks - at least in the archaic phase of their civilization - called muthos was quite
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[Revised entry by Catalin Partenie on June 19, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] What the ancient Greeks - at least in the archaic phase of their civilization - called muthos was quite different from what we and the media nowadays call "myth". For them a muthos was a true story, a story that unveils the true origin of the world and human beings. For us a myth is something to be "debunked": a widespread, popular belief that is in fact...

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