Xenophon The Socratic Prince

Author: E. Buzzetti
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137325925
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Xenophon The Socratic Prince from the Author: E. Buzzetti. An interpretation of Xenophon's Anabasis of Cyrus, paralleling the text to Machiavelli's The Prince, and focusing on the question: How did the Socratic education help Xenophon reconcile morality with effectiveness, the noble with the good, as a ruler?

On Socrates

Author: Plato
Publisher: Collector's Library
ISBN: 9781905716722
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On Socrates from the Author: Plato. For Socrates, as for Jesus Christ, we have few biographical details, and of those we do have nearly all come from Plato, his greatest admirer. But it is clear that Socrates contributed three new ideas to the development of philosophy: that goodness consists not in helping friends and harming enemies, but in not harming anyone at all; that goodness and knowledge are one and the same thing; and that for progress to be made in argument, there must be step-by-step agreement between those arguing. Like Jesus, Socrates too was put to death for defying the conventions of his day, and by the manner of his life and death he, too, sets an example which is at the same time an inspiration and an impossible ideal.

Memorabilia

Author: Xenophon
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801481710
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Memorabilia from the Author: Xenophon. An essential text for understanding Socrates, Xenophon's Memorabilia is the compelling tribute of an affectionate student to his teacher, providing a rare firsthand account of Socrates' life and philosophy. The Memorabilia is invaluable both as a work of philosophy in its own right and as a complement to the study of Plato's dialogues. The longest of Xenophon's four Socratic works, it is particularly revealing about the differences between Socrates and his philosophical predecessors. Far more obviously than Plato in the dialogues, Xenophon calls attention in the Memorabilia to his own relationship with Socrates. A colorful and fully engaged writer, Xenophon aims above all to convince his readers of the greatness of Socrates' thought and the disgracefulness of his conviction on a capital charge. In thirty-nine chapters, Xenophon presents Socrates as an ordinary person and as a great benefactor to those associated with him.

The Shorter Socratic Writings

Author: Xenophon
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801472985
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The Shorter Socratic Writings from the Author: Xenophon. This book presents translations of three dialogues Xenophon devoted to the life and thought of his teacher, Socrates. Each is accompanied by notes and an interpretative essay that will introduce new readers to Xenophon and foster further reflection in those familiar with his writing. "Apology of Socrates to the Jury" shows how Socrates conducted himself when he was tried on the capital charge of not believing in the city's gods and corrupting the young. Although Socrates did not secure his own acquittal, he profoundly impressed some listeners who then helped to shape the public perception of philosophy as a noble, if highly idiosyncratic, way of life. In "Oeconomicus," Xenophon relates the conversation Socrates had on the day he turned from the study of natural philosophy to that of moral and political matters. "Oeconomicus" is concerned most directly with the character and purpose of Socrates' political philosophy. Xenophon provides entertaining portraits of Socrates' circle of friends in the "Symposium." In the process, he conveys the source of every individual's pride in himself, thus defining for each a conception of human excellence or virtue. The dialogue concludes with Socrates' beautiful speech on love (eros) and its proper place in the good or happy life.

The Memorable Thoughts Of Socrates

Author: Xenophon
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776535073
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The Memorable Thoughts Of Socrates from the Author: Xenophon. Ancient Greek historian and soldier Xenophon was a friend, admirer, and avid follower of the philosopher Socrates, perhaps the single most influential thinker of the period. As the two spent a great deal of time together, often deep in dialogue, Xenophon became one of the chief chroniclers of Socrates' philosophical views. This volume collects a number of Socrates' opinions on a variety of topics, as well as Xenophon's explanations and analysis.

The Memorabilia

Author: Xenophon
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776535030
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The Memorabilia from the Author: Xenophon. The Greek philosopher Socrates was accused of and ultimately put to death for impiety and corrupting the youth of Athens. This extraordinary volume from his friend and follower Xenophon offers a spirited defense of the philosopher, including a summary of Socrates' own closing argument to the court.

The Apology

Author: Xenophon
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776535014
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The Apology from the Author: Xenophon. One of the greatest and most influential thinkers in human history, Greek philosopher Socrates was ultimately sentenced to death after being convicted of impiety and corrupting the minds of Athens' youth. However, rather than shirking his death sentence, Socrates emphatically embraced it. In The Apology, Socrates' student Xenophon explains why his prominent teacher chose what some would consider an ignominious end.

Socratic Discourses

Author: Plato
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781355730767
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Socratic Discourses from the Author: Plato. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Memorabilia Apology Symposium Oeconomicus

Author: Xenophon
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780872209848
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Memorabilia Apology Symposium Oeconomicus from the Author: Xenophon. This volume provides accurate and accessible translations of Xenophon's Socratic writings; a general Introduction that discusses Xenophon, Socrates and Socratic literature; short introductions to each individual work; annotation; and an index. An attractive text, not only for the study of the historical Socrates and Socratic thought, but also for courses dealing with the economic or social history of Athens in the Classical period.