Conversations of Socrates (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
384
Utgivningsdatum
1990-02-01
Upplaga
Rev ed of Memoirs of Socrates AND Symposium
Förlag
Penguin Classics
Översättare
Hugh Tredennick
Originalspråk
Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
Medarbetare
Waterfield, Robin (red.)
Illustrationer
illustrations
Volymtitel
Socrates' Defence,Memoirs of Socrates,The Dinner-Party,The Estate Manager
Dimensioner
200 x 130 x 25 mm
Vikt
280 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
366 p. ;
ISBN
9780140445176
Conversations of Socrates (häftad)

Conversations of Socrates

Häftad Engelska, 1990-02-01
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After the execution of Socrates in 399 BC, a number of his followers wrote dialogues featuring him as the protagonist and, in so doing, transformed the great philosopher into a legendary figure. Xenophon's portrait is the only one other than Plato's to survive, and while it offers a very personal interpretation of Socratic thought, it also reveals much about the man and his philosophical views. In 'Socrates' Defence' Xenophon defends his mentor against charges of arrogance made at his trial, while the 'Memoirs of Socrates' also starts with an impassioned plea for the rehabilitation of a wronged reputation. Along with 'The Estate-Manager', a practical economic treatise, and 'The Dinner-Party', a sparkling exploration of love, Xenophon's dialogues offer fascinating insights into the Socratic world and into the intellectual atmosphere and daily life of ancient Greece.
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Xenophon was born c.430BC, an Athenian gentleman. Whilst fighting for Greece, he was finally banished due to his devotion to Socrates and support for Sparta. Settling near Olympia under Spartan protection, he began to write his treatises, histories and biographies. Hugh Tredinnick was Professor of Classics at Royal Holloway College from 1946 - 1966. he has translated works by Aristotle. He dies in 1982. Robin Waterfield is a self-employed writer with publications ranging from academic articles to children's fiction. He has tranlsated various Greek texts for Penguin.

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Conversations of Socrates - Xenophon Preface Introduction Socrates' Defence Introduction Socrates' DefenceMemoirs of Socrates Introduction Memoirs of SocratesThe Dinner-Party Introduction The Dinner-PartyThe Estate-Manager Introduction The Estate-ManagerBibliography Index of Proper Names