Plato: Clitophon

Plato: Clitophon

by Plato, S. R. Slings
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521031060

ISBN-13: 9780521031066

Pub. Date: 09/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Clitophon, a dialogue generally ascribed to Plato, is significant for focusing on Socrates' role as an exhorter of other people to engage in philosophy. This is the first critical edition to be published in nearly seventy years and the first ever commentary in English. Professor Slings provides a text based on new examination of all relevant manuscripts and

Overview

The Clitophon, a dialogue generally ascribed to Plato, is significant for focusing on Socrates' role as an exhorter of other people to engage in philosophy. This is the first critical edition to be published in nearly seventy years and the first ever commentary in English. Professor Slings provides a text based on new examination of all relevant manuscripts and accompanies it with a translation. The book also contains a very extensive introduction and commentary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521031066
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries Series, #37
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Prolegomena to the Dialogue: 1. Introduction; 2. Summary and analysis of composition; 3. Is the Clitophon unfinished?; 4. The Clitophon as a Short Dialogue; 5. The characters of the dialogue; Part II. Meaning and Authenticity: 6. Philosophical protreptic in the fourth century BCE; 7. Protreptic in the Clitophon; 8. Protreptic in Plato; 9. Elenchos in the Clitophon; 10. Justice in the Clitophon; 11. The meaning of the Clitophon; 12. Date and authenticity; Text and translation; Commentary; Appendices: I. The ending of Aristotle's Protrepticus; II. Note on the text; Bibliography; Indexes.

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