Study Guide

The Republic Allusions

By Plato

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Homer (everywhere)
  • Sophocles (329b-c)
  • Aristophanes, The Frogs (329b-c), Ecclesiazusae (461d)
  • Aeschylus (380a, 381d, 391e), Seven Against Thebes (361b, 362a-b), Agamemnon (408b)
  • Hesiod, Works and Days (363b, 364d, 466c, 4683-469a)
  • Archilochus (365c)
  • Hesiod, Theogeny (377e-378a)
  • Euripides, Alcestis (408b), The Trojan Women (568b)
  • Pindar (457b), Pythians (408b), Herodotus (453d)

Historical References

  • Periander (336a)
  • King Perdiccas II of Macedonia (336a)
  • King Xerxes (336a)