A SATIRE ON EDUCATION - PLATO, ON THE RENEWAL OF AMERICAN EDUCATION
AbstractThe gods seldom intervene in the mundane affairs of man. As Epicurus explains, the divine bliss cannot suffer such active interest. Perhaps the belabored and fruitless Trojan War cured them of becoming entangled in earthly combats. And the alleviation of human misery would seem to involve a Pandora's box of evaluation and comparison. Maybe the divinities gleaned a lesson from Pandora and accept the tribulation of some as brethren to the freedom of many. Be that as it may, this story heralds an episode of divine intervention.