The People of Plato: A Prosopography of Plato and Other Socratics

The People of Plato: A Prosopography of Plato and Other Socratics

by Debra Nails
     
 

ISBN-10: 0872205649

ISBN-13: 9780872205642

Pub. Date: 11/01/2002

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

The People of Plato is the first study since 1823 devoted exclusively to the identification of, and relationships among, the individuals represented in the complete Platonic corpus. It provides details of their lives, and it enables one to consider the persons of Plato's works, and those of other Socratics, within a nexus of important political, social, and

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The People of Plato is the first study since 1823 devoted exclusively to the identification of, and relationships among, the individuals represented in the complete Platonic corpus. It provides details of their lives, and it enables one to consider the persons of Plato's works, and those of other Socratics, within a nexus of important political, social, and familial relationships.

Debra Nails makes a broad spectrum of scholarship accessible to the non-specialist. She distinguishes what can be stated confidently from what remains controversial and--with full references to ancient and contemporary sources--advances our knowledge of the men and women of the Socratic milieu.

Bringing the results of modern epigraphical and papyrological research to bear on long-standing questions, The People of Plato is a fascinating resource and valuable research tool for the field of ancient Greek philosophy and for literary, political, and historical studies more generally.

In discrete sections, Nails discusses systems of Athenian affiliation, significant historical episodes that link lives and careers of the late fifth century, and their implications for the dramatic dates of the dialogues. The volume includes a rich array of maps, stemmata, and diagrams, plus a glossary, chronology, plan of the agora in 399 B.C.E., bibliography, and indices.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872205642
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
414
Sales rank:
1,004,278
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Diagrams and Mapsix
Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Abbreviations, Ancient Texts, and Translationsxv
Modern Worksxv
Ancient Authors, Texts, and Translationsxvii
Common Abbreviations and Symbolsxxxiv
Introductionxxxvii
On Sourcesxl
On Ancient Datesxli
Ages and Dating Conventionsxliii
Onomasticsxliv
Guide to Other Prosopographiesxliv
Spelling, Language, and Punctuationxlvi
How to Use this Bookxlvi
A Sample Entryxlviii
Primer of Platonic Prosopography1
Acumenus--Alcibiades III1
Excursus 1The Sacrilegious Crimes of 41517
Alcibiades IV--Callixenus20
Excursus 2The Arginusae Trial of 40679
Cambyses--Critias IV82
Excursus 3The Rule of the Thirty 404/3111
Crito--Patrocles114
Excursus 4The Amnesty of 403-402219
Pausanias--Zopyrus222
Appendix I.Dramatic Dates, Characters, Setting and Style307
Dialogues with Definite Dramatic Dates308
Dialogues with Problematic Dramatic Dates324
Dialogues without Dramatic Dates327
Letters329
Appendix II.Peripheral Persons331
Appendix III.Athenian Affiliation: Demes, Phratries, Clans et al.347
Appendix IV.Chronology of the Period of the Platonic Dialogues and Letters357
Glossary369
Works Cited and Consulted377
Maps401
Map Index406
Index of Selected Topics409

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