Standard Name: Plato


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Cultural formation Mary Renault
MR was confirmed as an Anglican , and enjoyed church ceremonies, but it was Plato 's belief in the individual which provided her with a lifelong ethical code. Later in life she discovered the works...
Dedications Ruth Padel
She dedicated this book to Myles Burnyeat ,
Padel, Ruth. Whom Gods Destroy. Princeton University Press.
her husband, whom she thanks for encouragement, criticism, and rubbing my nose in philosophers; for help with child care, books, lucidity, and Plato .
Padel, Ruth. Whom Gods Destroy. Princeton University Press.
Education Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
Later she became interested in Plato . In 1886 she was one of a group of women who began Greek classes at the Hampstead home of poet and scholar William Cory , her longtime friend...
Education Virginia Woolf
Virginia read Aeschylus , Homer , Sophocles , and Plato , among others, with Clara Pater. In 1902, however, the Cambridge-educated Janet Case , who was a feminist as well as a classicist, took over...
Education Elizabeth Inchbald
In the early 1780s she was reading such challenging authors as Milton , Plato , Plutarch , and Aristotle .
Manvell, Roger. Elizabeth Inchbald: England’s Principal Woman Dramatist and Independent Woman of Letters in 18th Century London. University Press of America.
Education Anne Carson
Despite her distaste for the survey courses and canonical English poets, AC eventually re-enrolled at the University of Toronto in 1970 , in the classics program. As an undergraduate she was particularly drawn to passionate...
Education Frances Reynolds
FR denied that she knew Latin, yet she used Latin tags in her letters. As an adult she worked persistently at self-education. Her commonplace-book contains her reading notes on Plato , Aristotle , Pliny ,...
Intertextuality and Influence Doris Lessing
DL takes her title from Plato 's allegory about cave-dwellers who never see the outside world, but believe they can understand it from observing the shadows thrown on the walls of their cave. She applies...
Intertextuality and Influence Edna Lyall
Mondisfield Hall, depicted here as it was during the Restoration, is based on Badmondisfield (or Badmondesfield) Hall, an Elizabethan moated manor at Wickhambrook in Suffolk, where as a girl EL used to stay with...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Thomas
This collection contains the harvest of Thomas's poetic career. Her Muse, she says, is unfashionably incapable of dealing with love or obscenity: this shows clearly that her original poetic context was a Restoration one.
Thomas, Elizabeth. Miscellany Poems on Several Subjects. Thomas Combes.
Intertextuality and Influence Anne Francis
AF writes in the style of mid-century poets Gray and especially Collins , whose names she specifically invokes and whose words she echoes, along with classics of the past like Petrarch . She records an...
Intertextuality and Influence Iris Murdoch
In shaping her thought, her father 's influence was primary. Later influences on her thinking and therefore also in her novels were provided by Dostoevsky in particular, by existentialist philosophy as embodied in Sartre ...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Pipe Wolferstan
The stories begin with Jack and the Beanstalk and include Bluebeard and Cinderella. EPW is not over-respectful of her sources. In her Jack and the Beanstalk Mrs Jones (the giant's wife) donates her late...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Gilding
Late in the volume come some poems in jaunty quatrains. The speaker in The Search, having vainly pursued truth, first in the countryside, then in cities, courts, the army, etc., then thought I was...
Intertextuality and Influence Katharine Bruce Glasier
KBG was influenced early in her writing career by authors such as Walt Whitman , Edward Carpenter , and Plato .
Thompson, Laurence. The Enthusiasts. Victor Gollancz Limited.


17 February 1600: Giordano Bruno, a Neapolitan philosopher...

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17 February 1600

Giordano Bruno , a Neapolitan philosopher and former Dominican friar, was burned by the Inquisition , apparently less for his support of Copernicus than for his Plato nist and Pantheistic thinking.

February 1893: Walter Pater published a selection of lectures...

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February 1893

Walter Pater published a selection of lectures and essays, Plato and Platonism.


Plato,. Selections from the Works of Plato. Translator Chatterton, Georgiana, Richard Bentley, 1862.
Plato,. The Symposium on Love. Translator Shelley, Percy Bysshe, Peter Pauper Press.