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Xenophon Symposium by Samuel R. Winans

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Published by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Ancient and Classical,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages95
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8315654M
ISBN 100865160201
ISBN 109780865160200

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  The Symposium that Xenophon wrote has lived in the shadow of the more famous one by Plato, so much so that it has not received a full commentary in English for well over a hundred years. /5(). 8 rows  Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Project Gutenberg; 61, . The Symposium that Xenophon wrote has lived in the shadow of the more famous one by Plato, so much so that it has not received a full commentary in English for well over a hundred years. Yet it is a work as useful for its Greek as it is precious for its content. In Socrates: Xenophon. Xenophon’s Symposium is a depiction of Socrates in conversation with his friends at a drinking party (it is perhaps inspired by a work of Plato of the same name and character) and is regarded by some scholars as a valuable re-creation of Socrates’ thought and way Read More; discussed in biography.

Xenophon has books on Goodreads with ratings. Xenophon’s most popular book is The Persian Expedition. The volume concludes with Xenophon's Apology, an interesting complement to Plato's account of Socrates' defense at his trial. Ostensibly an account of a dinner party in the summer of BCE, Xenophon's Symposium is a vibrant picture of an Athenian evening . Xenophon's Symposium-a witty and lighthearted but no less tell­ ing critique of the Socratic circle, or at least of some of its most conspicuous members. (The very terms "philosophy," "philoso­ phers," "philosophize," occur very infrequently in the Socratic writings.) Xenophon had a . The Symposium by Xenophon - Full Text Free Book File size: MB What's this? Many people prefer to read off-line or to print out text and read from the real printed page. Others want to carry documents around with them on their mobile phones and read while they are on the move.

Looking for books by Xenophon? See all books authored by Xenophon, including The Persian Expedition, and The Trials of Socrates: Six Classic Texts, and more on "Apology of Socrates to the Jury," "Oeconomicus," and "Symposium" Xenophon $ Oeconomicus. Xenophon $ - $ The Whole Works of Xenophon. Xenophon $ Xenophon's Socratic dialogues are really interesting, and unfairly neglected, I think. Much of his picture of Socrates aligns with Plato's. Sometimes the contrast is jarring, as when Xenophon recounts Socrates saying you should study geometry, astronomy, and math only insofar as you need them for practical tasks, and going further would only make you crazy/5.   Xenophon of Athens (c. BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher, historian, soldier, mercenary, and student of a historian, Xenophon is known for recording the history of his contemporary time, the late-5th and early-4th centuries BC, in such works as the Hellenica, about the final seven years and the aftermath of the Brand: Dodo Press. The Symposium records the discussion of Socrates and company at a dinner given by Callias for the youth Autolycus. Dakyns believed that Plato knew of this work, and that it influenced him to some degree when he wrote his own "Symposium." PREPARER'S NOTE. This was typed from Dakyns' series, "The Works of Xenophon," a four-volume set.