For the ancient greeks however a myth was unveiled reality and for plato who was a myth maker as well as a myth teller a myth could tell us something important about ourselves and our world the ultimate purpose of platos myths is to help us live a better life and to teach philosophical truths in a form we can most easily understand. Selected myths by plato once upon a time there were just the gods mortal beings did not yet exist about the author catalin partenie is co editor of platos complete works in romanian 2001 2005 table of contents 1 the origin of virtue protagoras 320c 323a customer reviews average review . Each myth is a self contained story prefaced by a short explanatory note while the introduction considers platos use of myth and imagery these myths are thought provoking and profound and together they provide an ideal introduction to platos philosophy. Selected myths plato edited by catalin partenie selected myths plato edited by catalin partenie topics plato myth philosophy philosopher and for plato who was a myth maker as well as a myth teller a myth could tell us something important about ourselves and our world the ultimate purpose of platos. Catalin partenie is a fellow in the department of philosophy at the universit du qubec montral he is the editor of plato selected myths 2004 and co editor with tom rockmore of heidegger and plato 2005 anyone with a philosophical interest in platos myths will find partenies collection rewarding and it is necessary reading
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