St. Chrysostom, and others.
Bees to his lips brought honey from the hive;
So to this boy [Doridon] they cameI know not whether
They brought or from his lips did honey gather.
Browne: Britannias Pastorals, ii. (1613).
Plato and Homer. Plato greatly admired Homer, but excluded him from his ideal republic.
Yet from his common-weal did him exile.
Brooke: Inquisition upon Fame, etc. (15541628).
Plato, anticipating the Reviewers,
From his republic banished without pity
Longfellow: The Poets Tale.
Plato of the Eighteenth Century, Voltaire (16941778).
The sage Plato of the eighteenth century.Carlyle: Frederick II. of Prussia, vol. ii. p. 597.
Platos Republic, in Greek prose. It is not so much a political treatise, as an ideal of perfect men living in a perfect state. It may be called an ideal of social life. It has been well translated by Davies and Vaughan (1866).
Platos Year, 25,000 Julian years.
In Platos year.
S. Butler: Hudibras, iii. 1 (1678).
Platonic Bodies, the five regular geometrical solids described by Plato, all of which are bounded by like, equal, and regular planes. The four-sided, the six-sided, the eight-sided, the twelve-sided, and the twenty-sided; or the tetrahedron, hexahedron or cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron.
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