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Published in [Baltimore? .
Written in English

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Statementby Kirby Flower Smith.
LC ClassificationsPN57.G9 S6
The Physical Object
Pagination[261]-282, [361]-387 p.
Number of Pages387
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6943308M
LC Control Number04019544

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Kirby Flower Smith was a scholar known for his works on Tibullus and Martial. In this essay, he reconstructs the old popular tale of Gyges which appears to have been current in the times of Herodotos and Plato. Gyges was a king of Lydia whose history varies wildly according to author. Candaules, his wife and Gyges [] The sovereignty of Lydia, which had belonged to the [dynasty of the] Heraclids, passed into the family of Croesus, the Mermnads, in the following way. Candaules, king of Sardes (the Greeks call him Myrsilus), was descended from Alcaeus, son of Heracles. His father was Myrsus, and he was the last of the Heraclids to reign at Sardes. Gyges, (died c. bc), king of Lydia, in western Anatolia (now Turkey), from about to about bc; he founded the Mermnad dynasty and made his kingdom a military power.. According to all the ancient sources, Gyges came to the throne after slaying King Candaules and marrying his queen, but there are several versions of the event itself. Herodotus wrote that Candaules, who was. The Tale of Gyges and the King of Lydia (Analecta Gorgiana) 1st Edition. by Kirby Flower Smith (Author) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important? ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Cited by:

THE TALE OF GYGES AND THE KING OF LYDIA. One hardly knows which to esteem the more remarkable, his genius or his conservatism. The old tale of Gyges the Lydian was all but unchanged by him, yet under the spell of his surpassing art it rose once . The Ring of Gyges, from the Republic, Book II "They say that to do injustice is, by nature, good; to suffer injustice, evil; but that the evil is greater than the good. ancestor of Croesus the Lydian. According to the tradition, Gyges was a shepherd in the service of the king of Lydia; there was a great storm, and an earthquake made an. Ultimately, Glaucon and Socrates have very different interpretations of the same tale. The story of Gyges's ring was a well-known myth before Plato used it in his book. It told of a man named Gyges who lived in Lydia, an area in modern Turkey. He was a shepherd for the king of that land. THE TALE OF GYGES AND THE KING OF LYDIA. 2J$ In a legend of this type it is characteristic that, innocently or otherwise, Gyges, the favorite of fortune, should have passed by those "other marvels" which would have caught the ordinary eye 1 to select the one thing which, though apparently of small value, was really worth more than all the rest.

The legends. Gyges of Lydia was a historical king, the founder of the Mermnad dynasty of Lydian kings. Various ancient works—the most well-known being The Histories of Herodotus [2] —gave different accounts of the circumstances of his rise to power. [3] All, however, agree in asserting that he was originally a subordinate of King Candaules of Lydia, that he killed Candaules and seized the.   The Tale of Gyges and the King of Lydia by Kirby Flower Smith, , available at Book Depository with free delivery : Kirby Flower Smith. According to the story, Gyges, a young shepherd in the service of the King of Lydia was out with his flock one day when a great storm occurred. Near to where he was tending sheep, there was an earthquake, opening a crevice into the ground. Gyges descended into the crevice where he found, among other things, a bronze horse, with doors. What is the story about the ring of gyges? In Glaucon's recounting of the myth an unnamed ancestor of Gyges was a shepherd in the service of the ruler of Lydia. After an earthquake, a cave was revealed in a mountainside where he was feeding his flock.