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The Resource Xenophon's Socratic works, David M. Johnson, (electronic resource)

Xenophon's Socratic works, David M. Johnson, (electronic resource)

Label
Xenophon's Socratic works
Title
Xenophon's Socratic works
Statement of responsibility
David M. Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Xenophon's Socratic Works demonstrates that Xenophon, a student of Socrates, military man, and man of letters, is an indispensable source for our understanding of the life and philosophy of Socrates. David M. Johnson restores Xenophon's most ambitious Socratic work, the Memorabilia ("Socratic Recollections"), to its original literary context, enabling readers to experience it as Xenophon's original audience would have, rather than as a pale imitation of Platonic dialogue. He shows that the Memorabilia, together with Xenophon's Apology, provides us with our best evidence for the trial of Socrates, and a comprehensive and convincing refutation of the historical charges against Socrates. Johnson's account of Socrates' moral psychology shows how Xenophon's emphasis on control of the passions can be reconciled with the intellectualism normally attributed to Socrates. Chapters on Xenophon's Symposium and Oeconomicus ("Estate Manager") reveal how Xenophon used all the literary tools of Socratic dialogue to defend Socratic sexual morality (Symposium) and debate the merits and limits of conventional elite values (Oeconomicus). Throughout the book, Johnson argues that Xenophon's portrait of Socrates is rich and coherent, and largely compatible with the better-known portrait of Socrates in Plato. Xenophon aimed not to provide a rival portrait of Socrates, Johnson shows, but to supplement and clarify what others had said about Socrates. Xenophon's Socratic Works thus provides readers with a far firmer basis for reconstruction of the trial of Socrates, a key moment in the history of Athenian democracy, and for our understanding of Socrates' seminal impact on Greek philosophy. This volume introduces Xenophon's Socratic works to a wide range of readers, from undergraduate students encountering Socrates or ancient philosophy for the first time to scholars with interests in Socrates or ancient philosophy more broadly. It is also an important resource for readers interested in Socratic dialogue as a literary form, the trial of Socrates, Greek sexual morality (the central topic of Xenophon's Symposium), or Greek social history (for which the Oeconomicus is a key text)"--
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1966-
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Johnson, David M.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Routledge monographs in classical studies
  • T&F EBS eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Xenophon
  • Socrates
  • Socrates
  • Questioning
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Athens (Greece)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Xenophon's Socratic works, David M. Johnson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781003036630
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Approaching the Memorabilia -- Defending Socrates -- Xenophon's Apology -- The moral psychology of Xenophon's Socrates -- Xenophon's Symposium -- Xenophon's Oeconomicus
Control code
9781003036630
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Isbn
9780367765811
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1230253230
Label
Xenophon's Socratic works, David M. Johnson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781003036630
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Approaching the Memorabilia -- Defending Socrates -- Xenophon's Apology -- The moral psychology of Xenophon's Socrates -- Xenophon's Symposium -- Xenophon's Oeconomicus
Control code
9781003036630
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Isbn
9780367765811
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1230253230

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