Socrates Ambiguity

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The first, perhaps the most obvious ambiguity of Book Two that complicates the readers’ understating is that Socrates’s criticism against the poets. Socrates claims that any poets that do not depict gods precisely are false and lies. Also, the usage of the poets to represent them as a bad example which children can learn from should be banned from telling them because, as he assumes, the god is only responsible for the good.

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