Prepare to be neck-deep in Ancient Greek philosophy as I make a case for Plato’s The Republic! Don’t worry, you won’t drown. I promise.

Show Notes

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Here are the links relating to the episode:

Here is the Spark Notes summary on The Republic.  You can get more thorough on Spark Notes, but this summary is pretty lengthy.

Here’s a very dense, academic take on The Republic.  Thanks, Stanford!

Time for some fun.  Here’s a good place to begin looking on Tumblr for some Plato snark and satire.

Here’s that really smart post comparing shipping Dean and Castiel from Supernatural to shipping Achilles and Patroclus from the Iliad.

Here’s a funny, modern way to understand The Allegory of the Cave as seen in The Republic.

Oh, here’s the explanation for The Allegory of the Cave.