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Review Of Citizens And Statesmen: A Study Of Aristotle's Politics, By Mary P. Nichols; The Public And The Private In Aristotle's Political Philosophy, By Judith A. Swanson, Stephen G. Salkever Dec 1993

Review Of Citizens And Statesmen: A Study Of Aristotle's Politics, By Mary P. Nichols; The Public And The Private In Aristotle's Political Philosophy, By Judith A. Swanson, Stephen G. Salkever

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Socrates' Aspasian Oration: The Play Of Philosophy And Politics In Plato's Menexenus, Stephen G. Salkever Mar 1993

Socrates' Aspasian Oration: The Play Of Philosophy And Politics In Plato's Menexenus, Stephen G. Salkever

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Plato's Menexenus is overlooked, perhaps because of the difficulty of gauging its irony. In it, Socrates recites a funeral oration he says he learned from Aspasia, describing events that occurred after the deaths of both Socrates and Pericles' mistress. But the dialogue's ironic complexity is one reason it is a central part of Plato's political philosophy. In both style and substance, Menexenus rejects the heroic account of Athenian democracy proposed by Thucydides' Pericles, separating Athenian citizenship from the quest for immortal glory; its picture of the relationship of philosopher to polis illustrates Plato's conception of the ...