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Plutarch, Solon, 32.1


ὡς δὲ χώρας καλῆς ἔδαφος ὁ Πλάτων ἔρημον, αὐτῷ δέ πως κατὰ συγγένειαν προσῆκον, ἐξεργάσασθαι καὶ διακοσμῆσαι φιλοτιμούμενος τὴν Ἀτλαντικὴν ὑπόθεσιν, πρόθυρα μὲν μεγάλα καὶ περιβόλους καὶ αὐλὰς τῇ ἀρχῇ περιέθηκεν, οἷα λόγος οὐδεὶς ἄλλος ἔσχεν οὐδὲ μῦθος οὐδὲ ποίησιςPlato, ambitious to elaborate and adorn the subject of the lost Atlantis, as if it were the soil of a fair estate unoccupied, but appropriately his by virtue of some kinship with Solon, Plato mentions the relationship of Critias, his maternal uncle, with Solon ( Plat. Charm. 155a ). began the work by laying out great porches, enclosures, and courtyards, such as no story, tale, or poesy ever had before.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Sophocles, Oedipus At Colonus, 1333 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

2. Dio Chrysostom, Orations, 1.39, 1.42, 12.34, 12.75, 40.35-40.37, 48.14 (1st cent. CE

40.35.  Do you not see in the heavens as a whole and in the divine and blessed beings that dwell therein an order and concord and self-control which is eternal, than which it is impossible to conceive of anything either more beautiful or more august? Furthermore, do you not see also the stable, righteous, everlasting concord of the elements, as they are called — air and earth and water and fire — with what reasonableness and moderation it is their nature to continue, not only to be preserved themselves, but also to preserve the entire universe? 48.14.  My concern is partly indeed for you, but partly also for myself. For if, when a philosopher has taken a government in hand, he proves unable to produce a united city, this is indeed a shocking state of affairs, one admitting no escape, just as if a shipwright while sailing in a ship should fail to render the ship seaworthy, or as if a man who claimed to be a pilot should swerve toward the wave itself, or as if a builder should obtain a house and, seeing that it was falling to decay, should disregard this fact but, giving it a coat of stucco and a wash of colour, should imagine that he is achieving something. If my purpose on this occasion were to speak in behalf of concord, I should have had a good deal to say about not only human experiences but celestial also, to the effect that these divine and grand creations, as it happens, require concord and friendship; otherwise there is danger of ruin and destruction for this beautiful work of the creator, the universe.
3. Plutarch, Solon, 3.4, 32.4 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

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anonymous interlocutors Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
apameia Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 101
aristotle Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
athenians, and solon Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
athenians Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
audience, the subjects interaction with his Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
character (plutarchs and readers concern with) Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
closure (endings of biographies) Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
contrasts, as narrative technique Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
contrasts Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
criticism, readers exercise of Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
criticism Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
croesus Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
dion of prousa Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 101
envy Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
examples (i.e. paradigm), comparative/parallel Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
examples (i.e. paradigm) Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
god, gods Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 101
harmonia Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 101
homer Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 101
homonoia Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 101
humankind, unity of Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 101
idealism (contrasted with practicality) Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
koinonia Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 101
lives Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
nikaia Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 101
nikomedeia Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 101
odysseus Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 101
philia, philoi Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 101
philosophy/philosophers/philosophical Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
plato, platonic Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
plutarch Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 101
politics, the subjects preoccupation with Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
prousa (in bithynia) Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 101
psychology, psychological, ability of the subjects to be attuned to others Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
publicola Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
reflection, the readers Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
romans, and publicola Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
solon, and croesus Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
solon, as teacher Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
solon, compared with publicola Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
solon Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
stoic thought Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 101
sungeneia Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 101
synkrisis, formal Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
teachers, the subjects as' Chrysanthou, Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives': Narrative Technique and Moral Judgement (2018) 23
universe, harmony of the Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 101
zeus Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 101