Gyges


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Gyges

king’s bodyguard requested secretly to view queen undressing. [Gk. Lit.: Avery, 507–508]
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The next day must clear up every doubt; and unless his near neighbor and would-be friend, the Count of Monte Cristo, possessed the ring of Gyges, and by its power was able to render himself invisible, it was very certain he could not escape this time.
The liberty which we are supposing may be most completely given to them in the form of such a power as is said to have been possessed by Gyges the ancestor of Croesus the Lydian.
55) The verb occurs infrequently in the Republic: twice in the introductory section (327a and 328c) referring to Socrates' going down to the Piraeus, once in book 6 (511b) referring to the downward movement on the divided line that characterizes dialectic, twice in book 7 (516e and 520c) in connection with philosophers returning to the cave, once in book 10 in the myth of Er referring to souls coming down from heaven, and once, of course, in book 2 describing the movement of the ancestor of Gyges into the chasm that opens up before him.
There Is a twist in the tale of Candaules when his wife Nyssia, discovering his plot to show her off secretly to his general Gyges, insists that Gyges kills either her husband or himself.
For Herodotus, Croesus had been punished for the impieties of his ancestors Gyges, just as for the pagan Ammianus Marcellinus, some eighty years after Lactantius, Valens was to pay on the battlefield of Adrianople for his misdeeds towards Pap of Armenia" (p.
Furthermore, Beals' very understanding of the centrality and complexity of the myth of Gyges for Levinas--that we can neither abandon ourselves to the myth of Gyges nor simply leave it behind --seems precisely to evoke Taylor's argument that we must transform metaphors of visuality to describe other ways of seeing.
Inspiration for the ring apparently came from way back--the magical ring that the shepherd Gyges recovered from an earthquake-spawned chasm in Plato's The Republic.
Page 33: Peter Paul Rubens' Portrait of Archduke Ferdinand, Jacques Stella's King Candaules Shows Gyges His Wife Queen Nyssia, Domenico Gargiulo's Bathsheba at Her Bath.
Despite claims to the contrary dating back to Herodotus, coinage--the packaging of raw metal into units of standard size and purity--was also, so far as can be determined, a private-market development rather than an invention of Gyges, Pheidon, Theseus, or some other ancient tyrant.
Some time thereafter--for it was fated that Candaules should end ill--he spoke to Gyges thus .
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During the interactive lesson, students used the myth of the Ring of Gyges as a case study, recreating the philosophical story of the invisibility ring with props and music.