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Plato: Phaedrus

Plato: Phaedrus

Paperback Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics

By (author) Plato, Edited by Harvey Yunis

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 279 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 212mm x 16mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 30 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521612594
  • ISBN 13: 9780521612593
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: 2 maps
  • Sales rank: 255,229

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Ostensibly a discussion about love, the debate in the Phaedrus also encompasses the art of rhetoric and how it should be practised. This new edition contains an introductory essay outlining the argument of the dialogue as a whole and Plato's arguments about rhetoric and eros in particular. The Introduction also considers Plato's style and offers an account of the reception of the dialogue from its composition to the twentieth century. A new Greek text of the dialogue is accompanied by a select textual apparatus. The greater part of the book consists of a Commentary, which elucidates the text and makes clear how Plato achieves his philosophical and literary objectives. Primarily intended for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of ancient Greek literature and philosophy, it will also benefit scholars who want an up-to-date account of how to understand the text, argument, style and background of the work.

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Author information

Harvey Yunis is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities and Classics at Rice University. He is the author of several books and many articles on ancient Greek rhetoric, political theory and the prose authors of fourth-century Greece, especially Plato. His most important previous publications include Taming Democracy: Models of Political Rhetoric in Classical Athens (1996), Demosthenes: On the Crown (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and, as editor, Written Texts and the Rise of Literate Culture in Ancient Greece (2003).

Table of contents

Introduction; Text; Commentary; Appendix: synopsis of the Phaedrus.