The Symphony of Temperance in Republic 4

@inproceedings{Lynch2017TheSO,
  title={The Symphony of Temperance in Republic 4},
  author={T. Lynch},
  year={2017}
}
This paper calls into question a long-lasting but ill-founded tenet of Platonic scholarship, namely that Plato was not interested in, or aware of, the technical implications of the musical concepts he employed in the dialogues. Conversely, I will show how Plato exploited the technical and practical features of the concept of symphōnia dia pason, and of choral singing more generally, to highlight the unique role played by temperance (sōphrosýnē) in the ideal city. More precisely I contend that… Expand
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