How Plato played Aristotle
A medieval Persian tale
This story from a 12th century Persian text is about music, harmony, philosophy, and the beef between Plato and Aristotle.
It’s a curious image. The philosopher Plato, dressed in a turban and a sash, sits before a pipe organ and plays sweet tunes. Meanwhile, around him lies a catatonic tribe of lions, tigers, antelopes, leopards, deer, rhinos, cranes…