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    What Are the Topnoi in Philebus 51C?Todd Compton - 1990 - Classical Quarterly 40 (02):549-.
    In an interesting passage in the Philebus , Plato associates pure beauty with geometrical forms created by certain measuring tools used both by mathematicians and carpenters. The ‘beauty of figures’ is analysed as' something straight [εθ τι]… and round [περιφερς] and the two- and three-dimensional figures generated from these by [τρνοι] and ruler [κανσ7iota;] and set-squares [γωναι]' He continues: ‘For I maintain that these things are not beautiful in relation to something, as other things are, but they are always beautiful (...)
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    The Trial of the Satirist : Poetic Vitae (Aesop, Archilochus, Homer) as Background for Plato's Apology.Todd Compton - 1990 - American Journal of Philology 111:330-347.
    A persistent theme in the Vitae of Aesop, Archilochus, and Homer, and in Plato's Apology, is the righteous poet brought to trial by a corrupt society that has found him and his poetry intolerable. As society condemns the poet, it condemns itself, and is punished following the poet's punishment ; often the society then grants a hero cult to the poet.
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