Socratic Testimonies offers a well-structured introduction to the study of Socrates by way of exploring some of the main writings about him from Aristophanes, Xenophon, and Plato. In this second edition, the translations have been revised and annotated by the author. An extensive bibliography of modern works on Socrates is included. The selections are accompanied by extensive and detailed annotations that clarify names and terms with which the reader many not be familiar. Intended as an introductory text for undergraduate students, Socratic Testimonies will help students gain an appreciation of the importance of the philosophical legacy and traditions associated with Socrates.
Navia (philosophy, New York Institute of Technology) begins by reviewing the enduring problem concerning the relationship between the historical Socrates and the various representations of him. Then he surveys in turn portrayals by Aristophanes, Xenophon, and Plato and ends by providing the complete text of Diogenes Laertius' . Only names are indexed. No date is noted for the first edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Outlines of the Socratic Problem Chapter 3 The Testimony of Aristophanes Chapter 4 The Testimony of Xenophon Chapter 5 The Apology Chapter 6 The Memorabilia Chapter 7 The Testimony of Plato Chapter 8 The Republic (Book 1) Chapter 9 The Euthyphro Chapter 10 The Apology Chapter 11 The Crito Chapter 12 The Phaedo (selections) Chapter 13 Diogenes Laertius: The Life of Socrates Chapter 14 Appendix- The Allegory of the Cave Chapter 15 Bibliography Chapter 16 Index of Names