The Republic

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Hesiod Character Analysis

A Greek poet who probably lived during the 700 B.C. era. His works included tales about the creation of the world according to Greek mythology, and a number of stories about the gods that show them in an unfavorable light. Because Hesiod's poems are imitative and imaginative, Socrates would censor his works in his ideal city for both moral and stylistic reasons.
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Hesiod Character Timeline in The Republic

The timeline below shows where the character Hesiod appears in The Republic. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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Poets, like Hesiod and Homer, tell inappropriate stories about gods committing impious actions, stories which might influence the... (full context)