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Theodora Hadjimichael (IAS): 'How lyric resonates in Plato' - Philosophy and Literature Society Seminar
Dr. Theodora Hadjimichael, a Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, will share some of her research at a seminar organised by the Philosophy and Literature Society.
'How lyric resonates in Plato'
Abstract: Plato plays with the lyric tradition in various ways and also incorporates in his dialogues features from lyric poems and the lyric poets. By drawing attention to the main three elements of a lyric performance—music, dance, and song—I will discuss the lyric subtext of several passages in Plato and also the recreation of certain lyric song-types in the Platonic works. I will begin with the Phaedrus and the lyric resonances one can detect in the dialogue, which I will then complement with passages from other dialogues that demonstrate how Plato incorporates features from lyric poetry in his work.