The TRUTH was found in a comics album. Naturally. Now the time has come to dissecting Plato and as with locating the Truth no one surpasses Ivar Gjørup, who has partaken in the complete and just completed new translation into Danish of Plato's works. The drawings are translated into English underneath each panel, and please click each drawing to enjoy the finer details of that man with that rounded nose as we have known him since Antiquity and his protégée eager to know. So, without further ado:
BY IVAR GJØRUP
Plato for Beginners
- In 12 steps!
|Ivar Gjørup, Plato for Beginners, part one (1-3), February 2015.|
- Hello, my little friends, my name is Socrates. I know nothing
This I now want to share with you
-That went quite well, I think...
His public is shouting: Bravo! NOTHING could be better! Much better!
|Ivar Gjørup, Plato for Beginners, part two, (4-8) February 2015.|
- I understand nothing?
- funny coincidence....
- Actually Platon wrote nothing! He says so himself in his Second Letter*
(* Volume 6, page 51, 2.314c: "There is no work by Plato and there never will be...")
- Which wasn't written by him, however
A fact that serves to confirm his claim!!
- What is the meaning of it all, Socrates??!?
- It's a secret
|Ivar Gjørup, Plato for Beginners, part three (9-12), February 2015.|
- All is written here - but it must not be told!
- What did you do to the other five books?
- Swallowed them all
- Good! No one else can do the job for you: Here you are and Congratulations
A: Cut along the dotted line
B: Look at the resulting hole for no less than one hour
C: Move your eyes from that emptiness to the World Around You
D: Notice the difference
YOU HAVE NOW UNDERSTOOD PLATO
Cartoonist and Translator of Plato
The cartoons are courtesy of Ivar Gjørup and must not be reproduced without his permission. A special thank you to Politiken that first printed the cartoons on February 19. Translation into English jointly by Ivar Gjørup and Louise.