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    Socrates and Alcibiades: Four Texts: Plato's Alcibiades I & II, Symposium (212c-223a), Aeschines' Alcibiades (Focus Philosophical Library (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) David Johnson

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    Description"Socrates and Alcibiades: Four Texts "gathers together translations our four most important sources for the relationship between Socrates and the most controversial man of his day, the gifted and scandalous Alcibiades. In addition to Alcibiades' famous speech from Plato's Symposium, this text includes two dialogues, the Alcibiades I and Alcibiades II, attributed to Plato in antiquity but unjustly neglected today, and the complete fragments of the dialogue Alcibiades by Plato's contemporary, Aeschines of Sphettus. These works are essential reading for anyone interested in Socrates' improbable love affair with Athens' most desirable youth, his attempt to woo Alcibiades from his ultimately disastrous worldly ambitions to the philosophical life, and the reasons for Socrates' failure, which played a large role in his conviction by an Athenian court on charges of impiety and corrupting the youth. Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Plato's immediate audience.


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    Title
    Socrates and Alcibiades: Four Texts
    Subtitle
    Plato's Alcibiades I & II, Symposium (212c-223a), Aeschines' Alcibiades
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Johnson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 124
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 199 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781585100699
    ISBN 10: 1585100692
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    LC classification: B
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    Abridged Dewey: 180
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000, HIS002010
    Thema V1.0: QDHA
    Publisher
    Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
    Imprint name
    Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
    Publication date
    01 April 2003
    Publication City/Country
    USA
    Author Information
    David Johnson is Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, where he teaches in the Classics Section of the Foreign Languages Department. He has published articles on Plato's Alcibiades I and Xenophon's depiction of Socrates.
    Back cover copy
    This text includes selections from Plato's Symposium, Alcibiades I, and Alcibiades II, providing a rich discussion of how Athens' greatest philosopher loved and tried to teach her most ambitious youth and why Athens turned on both of them. This text explores the fragmentary historical relationship between these two men along with the discussion of Socrates' alleged offense of corrupting the youth of Athens, his impiety, and his sentence of death for those offenses.