I don’t see a reply yet to your question, so I would like to share some thoughts.

In the case of Plato’s cave, you are dealing with a concept, it would seem, not a specific passage in Plato, which is why it was established as a subject.  In your case, you have a specific passage in Plato, and so your options would seem to be Plato. ǂt Republic. ǂn Book 10, lines 614-621 or Plato. $t Myth of Er, with a cross reference in the authority record to the form not chosen.  I am not sure which would be best in this case, but whichever you choose, it should still go in the NAF, I think.

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Subject: [PCCLIST] Myth of Er

Dear list readers,

We have “Plato's Republic: the myth of Er” to catalog .
Wikipedia says of the myth
The Myth of Er is a legend that concludes Plato<>'s Republic<> (10.614–10.621). The story includes an account of the
cosmos and the afterlife that greatly influenced religious, philosophical, and scientific thought for many centuries.

For subject access, is the better approach to treat it as a portion of text and (on the lines of eg. no2013118439),
set it up as  Plato. ǂt Republic. ǂn Book 10, lines 614-621
or, on the other hand, is it closer to this below and should we be submitting it as an LCSH proposal?

010  sh 85103329
040  DLC ǂb eng ǂc DLC ǂd DLC
053 0B398.C34
150  Plato's cave (Allegory)
450  Allegory of the cave
450  Cave (Allegory)
450  Myth of the cave (Allegory)
550  Allegories ǂw g

Thanks for any insights.

   Stephen Arnold.


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