Monday, May 18, 2009
Since no one else seems to have this on the net, here is a map of the major myths contained in the 10 books of Plato's Republic. I mapped them on to the golden spiral since the book is about gnomonic growth based on the golden proportion, or PHI. The color parallels indicate a repetitive parallel in the stories in which images in one are answered, paralleled, countered in another; so for instance, the crowd at the banquet is like the mutinous crew and like the many-headed beast; the just man, Er, is a counter to the unjust man, Gyges. The images within the myths also parallel (recycling of gold, earth, darkness/light, rebirth) but I can't fit all that on here.