Echoes in Later Greek Literature
Homer greatly influenced Greek literature as a whole. Plato refers to the two gates in his dialogue Charmides:
- Socrates: "Listen then," I said, "to my dream, to see whether it comes through horn or through ivory."
A reference to the Odyssean image also appears in the late (c. AD 400) epic poet Nonnus:
- As Morrheus slept, the vision of a dream cajoled him,
- beguiling his mind after flitting through the gates of ivory.
Read more about this topic: Gates Of Horn And Ivory
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