Poets, Flattery, and the Invention of Religious Cults


Coluccio Salutati, de laboribus Herculis 1.13-15 “It is clear then that Plato, and not Athena – the mother of morals and education – decided that poets were to be expelled. Though six other cities claimed for themselves the honor of Homer’s birthplace, Athens itself, the seventh city of Greece, renowned for so many philosophers, glorified […]

Poets, Flattery, and the Invention of Religious Cults

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