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Socrates and Alcibiades: Four Texts gathers together translations our four most important sources for the relationship between Socrates and the most controversial man of his day, the gifted and scandalous Alcibiades. In addition to Alcibiades’ famous speech from Plato’s Symposium, this text includes two dialogues, the Alcibiades I and Alcibiades II, attributed to Plato in antiquity but unjustly neglected today, and the complete fragments of the dialogue Alcibiades by Plato’s contemporary, Aeschines of Sphettus. These works are essential reading for anyone interested in Socrates’ improbable love affair with Athens’ most desirable youth, his attempt to woo Alcibiades from his ultimately disastrous worldly ambitions to the philosophical life, and the reasons for Socrates’ failure, which played a large role in his conviction by an Athenian court on charges of impiety and corrupting the youth.

Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Plato’s immediate audience.

Synopsis:

This text is composed of selections from Platos Symposium, Alcibiades I, and Alcibiades II, and provides a rich discussion of how Athens greatest philosopher loved and tried to teach his most ambitious youth, and why Athens turned on both of them.

Synopsis:

Selections from Plato’s 'Symposium', 'Alcibiades I', and 'Alcibiades II', with the complete fragments of the dialogue 'Alcibiades' by Aeschines of Sphettus. These translations and their accompanying notes and essay provide a rich discussion of how Athens’ greatest philosopher loved and tried to teach his most ambitious young student, and why Athens turned on both of them.

Synopsis:

This text includes selections from Platos Symposium, Alcibiades I, and Alcibiades II, providing a rich discussion of how Athens greatest philosopher loved and tried to teach her most ambitious youth and why Athens turned on both of them. This text explores the fragmentary historical relationship between these two men along with the discussion of Socrates alleged offense of corrupting the youth of Athens, his impiety, and his sentence of death for those offenses.

About the Author

David Johnson is Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, where he teaches in the Classics Section of the Foreign Languages Department. He has published articles on Plato's Alcibiades I and Xenophon's depiction of Socrates.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585100699
Subtitle:
II, Symposium (212c-223a), Aeschines' Alcibiades
Publisher:
Focus
Editor:
Johnson, David M.
Author:
Johnson, David
Author:
Plato
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Ancient
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Focus Philosophical Library
Publication Date:
20021001
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
124
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.32 in 0.44 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East
Humanities » Philosophy » General

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"Synopsis" by ,
This text is composed of selections from Platos Symposium, Alcibiades I, and Alcibiades II, and provides a rich discussion of how Athens greatest philosopher loved and tried to teach his most ambitious youth, and why Athens turned on both of them.
"Synopsis" by ,
Selections from Plato’s 'Symposium', 'Alcibiades I', and 'Alcibiades II', with the complete fragments of the dialogue 'Alcibiades' by Aeschines of Sphettus. These translations and their accompanying notes and essay provide a rich discussion of how Athens’ greatest philosopher loved and tried to teach his most ambitious young student, and why Athens turned on both of them.
"Synopsis" by ,
This text includes selections from Platos Symposium, Alcibiades I, and Alcibiades II, providing a rich discussion of how Athens greatest philosopher loved and tried to teach her most ambitious youth and why Athens turned on both of them. This text explores the fragmentary historical relationship between these two men along with the discussion of Socrates alleged offense of corrupting the youth of Athens, his impiety, and his sentence of death for those offenses.
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