Author Topic: because philosophy was the greatest kind of music -> ὡς φιλοσοφίας μὲν οὔσης μεγίστης μουσικῆς (Plato, "Phaedo" 61a1)  (Read 271 times)

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Last one. Will bother no more. From Phaedo. Thank you immensely.
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Pablo, check out the Rules (click at top of page), e.g. Rule 1.5, before posting.  And please refer to chapter and verse when citing an ancient text.  We shouldn't have to read through the entire Phaedo to find your passage.
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Plato, Phaedo 61a1:  καὶ ἐπικελεύειν, ὥσπερ οἱ τοῖς θέουσι διακελευόμενοι, καὶ ἐμοὶ οὕτω τὸ ἐνύπνιον ὅπερ ἔπραττον τοῦτο ἐπικελεύειν, μουσικὴν ποιεῖν, ὡς φιλοσοφίας μὲν οὔσης μεγίστης μουσικῆς, ἐμοῦ δὲ τοῦτο πράττοντος.
— I formerly thought it was urging and encouraging me to do what I was doing already, and that just as people encourage runners by cheering, so the dream was encouraging me to do what I was doing, that is, to make music, because philosophy was the greatest kind of music and I was working at that.