Re: ART: What Art Is

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Sun May 28 2000 - 10:55:12 MDT

On Saturday, May 27, 2000 8:09 PM Michael S. Lorrey
> I'm sure they said the same of Socrates in Athens, a generation after
> they made him drink hemlock...

Overall, though, I think Socrates was a better person than Rand, though I
agree more with her philosophy than with his. This is, at least, from what
biographical details I've gleaned about both.

> Speaking of which, I'm now reading Steven Pressfields _Tides of War_,
> about Alcibiades and the Pelloponesian War. Socrates is featured
> prominently. Its as good as Gates of Fire.

I've never read any of Pressfields novels. However, I have read and do
recommend Mary Renault's. Her _The Last of the Wine_ features Lysis (from
the Plato's dialogue of the same name) as a character. Her _The Mask of
Apollo_ features Plato, Dion, and some other people prominent at that time
as characters.

Daniel Ust

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