i ssssuspect Vico was there talking to Homer and a megaphone utters the words I am: before
So if one think s in lines of who goes first, and after all it's a daily question, for instance who gets in line first at a bus stop or who goes first at the cash register....
because if one's going to talk about firsts for sure Homer was there before anyone
and others were around crossing lines and dates of ancient poesia and metaphysika
the great Sophocles
Sophocles (pron.: //; Greek: Σοφοκλῆς, Sophoklēs, Ancient Greek: [sopʰoklɛ̂ːs]; c. 497/6 BC – winter 406/5 BC) is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. According to the Suda, a 10th century encyclopedia, Sophocles wrote 123 plays
during the course of his life... only 7 left (7 steps to heaven!)
during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus. For almost 50 years, Sophocles was the most-fêted playwright in the dramatic competitions of the city-state of Athens that took place during the religious festivals of the Lenaea and the Dionysia. He competed in around 30 competitions, won perhaps 24, and was never judged lower than second place. Aeschylus won 14 competitions, and was sometimes defeated by Sophocles, while Euripides won only 4 competitions.
Aeschylus Euripidesnow poets and other worry about who went first however,
(are we talking about school here or the Olympics)
Guattari says in What is philosophy the time comes when you look at the Friend witha wary eye,
a nd see a rival.... Arrival is not a rival....
who arrived prior t0 Homer?
Mister Plato and the others come a far second an d third centuries later....
BUT WHAT DO FIRSTS MATTER IN THESE MATTERS
i CONjure the spirit of Vico