Throughout Plato’s Republic, Socrates is arguing with another character, which the discussion is what makes an ideal state, what is justice, etc. Never during that tale is Socrates physically fighting. It is all a really long talk between men. Now, within the text, “He provides a long and complicated, but unified argument, in defense of the just life and its necessary connection to the happy life.” (Plato: The Republic). Now, Socrates was very intellectual. However, his linguistic skills overpowered his intelligence within The Republic. For example, when talking about the rights of women, Socrates uses an analogy (he loves his analogies) Socrates is a complete split from all previous epic heroes, by not combating physically, like Achilles and Aeneas, or mentally, like Odysseus, but rather in the terms of …show more content…
However, they are similar in a way. Each hero represents their society, and even though they were separated by geography and time, they do have similarities. Achilles and Odysseus are considered the “main” types of epic heroes: the one who is strong in war, and the one who is strong in mind. Often, the two are combined to create the “epic hero”. For other information, just remember “Ni!”
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