The most famous definition of the human body is Plato's soma-sema, a prison, a tomb, a burden, then an archetype of perfection, a tool by which to reach balance: many are the allegories used by philosophers and poets for life: a dream, an illusion, vanity, a disease, atonement or exile, a tale meaning nothing, a business whose returns are far from covering the cost, a chance to reach redemption.

Can you add anything of interest to this list?

  • Sounds oddly like homework.
    – BillOnne
    Commented Sep 6, 2022 at 18:00
  • @BillOnne, ha ha!
    – user157860
    Commented Sep 7, 2022 at 9:59


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