Need an research paper on the ancient world according to plato. Needs to be 5 pages. Please no plagiarism. Similarities with Plato’s Timaeus are the existence of a Supreme Being as in the biblical Creation Story (John 15).
The Timaeus also resembles other earlier accounts of cosmogonies and cosmologies as in the belief of fire, earth air, and water existing in the beginning. This resembles the Sumerian cosmogony and other Mesopotamian cosmogonies where they believed the fire, earth air, and water were featured in the ‘first’ earth. The existence of a God in Plato’s Timaeus is similar to the existence of gods in other cosmogonies such as those of the Babylonians, Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Hebrews, and Sumerians (Sarah 25).
Plato tries to explain the perfection of the world in its formation and existence. This is in resemblance to other cosmogonies that detail how calculated and perfect the earth was in its creation and was made imperfect by the activities of mankind (John 17). Man is also a key subject as Plato’s Timaeus and other cosmogonies try to explain the origin of the earth.
Therefore in this paper, I am going to give a critical analysis of the main aspects of Plato’s Timaeus, while at the same time explaining the important role of man in Plato’s Timaeus (Sarah 29). I am going to explain the analogy between the coming to be of Timaeus’ discourse and the coming to be of the cosmos, the general structure of the Timaeus, the genesis of the order of celestial bodies and the order of the human soul and body and the relation between myths and “scientific” explanations in the Timaeus (John 19).
Looking at the general structure of Timaeus, we hear of Plato’s belief that the world is always striving to become. The world is also said to not change at all as well as have no becoming (Sarah 30). The physical world is what has referred to s the cosmos by the narrator, Plato. He states that everything in the world happens for a time and then passes away, but was never real. Plato believes that it was not the work of a Supernatural intelligent being that .created the earth. .