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Plato, Minos, section 318d (search)
the best of those ordinances come? Do you know?CompanionFrom Crete, so they say.SocratesThen the people there use the most ancient laws in Greece?CompanionYes.SocratesThen do you know who were their good kings? Minos and Rhadamanthus, the sons of Zeus and Europa; those laws were theirs.CompanionRhadamanthus, they do say, Socrates, was a just man; but Minos was a savage sort of person, harsh and unjust.SocratesYour tale, my excellent friend, is a fiction of Attic tragedy.
Plato, Minos, section 319b (search)
and Hesiod, my purpose is to prevent you, a man sprung from a man, from making a mistake in regard to a hero who was the son of Zeus.Minos and Rhadamanthus were sons of Zeus and Europa. For Homer, in telling of Crete that there were in it many men and “ninety cities,” says:And amongst them is the mighty city of Cnossos, where Minos was king, having colloquyO)ARISTH/S means “one who has familiar converse” (O)/AROS). with mighty Zeus in the ninth year.Hom. Od.
Plato, Minos, section 320a (search)
they who suppose so are babblers. For of all the many nations of men, both Greek and foreign, the only people who refrain from drinking-bouts and the jesting that occurs where there is wine, are the Cretans, and after them the Spartans, who learnt it from the Cretans. In Crete it is one of their laws which Minos ordained that they are not to drink with each other to intoxication. And yet it is evident that the things he thought honorable were what he ordained as lawful for his people as well. For surely Minos did not, like an inferior person,
Plato, Minos, section 320b (search)
think one thing and do another, different from what he thought: no, this intercourse, as I say, was held by means of discussion for education in virtue. Wherefore he ordained for his people these very laws, which have made Crete happy through the length of time, and Sparta happy also, since she began to use them; for they are divine.Rhadamanthus was a good man indeed, for he had been educated by Minos; he had, however, been educated,
Plato, Minos, section 320c (search)
not in the whole of the kingly art, but in one subsidiary to the kingly, enough for presiding in law courts; so that he was spoken of as a good judge. For Minos used him as guardian of the law in the city, and TalosTalos, the brazen man who was given to Minos by Zeus, is described by Apoll. Rhod. iv. 1639ff., and Apollodorus i. 9. 26 (where see J. G. Frazer's note in this series). as the same for the rest of Crete. For Talos thrice a year made a round of the villages, guarding the laws in them, by holding their laws inscribed on brazen tablets, which gave him his name of “brazen.” And what HesiodThe passage quoted does not occur in our text of Hesiod, nor is it quoted by any other writer. The meter of the first line would be improved if we could read BASILEUTO/TATOS, from the BASILEUTO/S used by Aristotle, Pol. iii. 17. 1. also has s
Plato, Minos, section 320d (search)
of Minos is akin to this. For after mentioning him by name he remarks—Who was most kingly of mortal kings, and lorded it over more neighboring folk than any, holding the scepter of Zeus: therewith it was that he ruled the cities as king.Hes. Fr. 144And by the scepter of Zeus he means nothing else than the education that he had of Zeus, whereby he directed Crete.CompanionThen how has it ever come about, Socrates, that this report is spread abroad of Minos, as an uneducate