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Old January 12th, 2014, 05:23 PM   #1
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Question Did Plato ever sacrifice an animal before an idol?


Hiya guys, I was hoping if anyone could help out. I heard a long time ago that Plato once sacrificed an animal, I think it was a cock, to an idol. Is this true? I can't seem to find any information about it. Did this philosopher ever sacrifice anything to any idol? Thanks guys!
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In Plato's Phaedo, Socrates told Crito he owed the God Asclepius a cock. Is that of what you're thinking?
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Old January 12th, 2014, 05:50 PM   #3

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Just to add, this was a very common occurance in the ancient world, in many areas, mandatory.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 09:34 PM   #4
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Hiya guys, I was hoping if anyone could help out. I heard a long time ago that Plato once sacrificed an animal, I think it was a cock, to an idol. Is this true? I can't seem to find any information about it. Did this philosopher ever sacrifice anything to any idol? Thanks guys!
What do you mean by idol? That's a pejorative biblical term if I'm not mistaken. Did he sacrifice to one of the Greek gods during his life? You can bet your house on it.
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