The People of Plato: A Prosopography of Plato and Other Socraticsby Debra Nails
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/i>
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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Table of Contents
|List of Diagrams and Maps||ix|
|Abbreviations, Ancient Texts, and Translations||xv|
|Ancient Authors, Texts, and Translations||xvii|
|Common Abbreviations and Symbols||xxxiv|
|On Ancient Dates||xli|
|Ages and Dating Conventions||xliii|
|Guide to Other Prosopographies||xliv|
|Spelling, Language, and Punctuation||xlvi|
|How to Use this Book||xlvi|
|A Sample Entry||xlviii|
|Primer of Platonic Prosopography||1|
|Excursus 1||The Sacrilegious Crimes of 415||17|
|Excursus 2||The Arginusae Trial of 406||79|
|Excursus 3||The Rule of the Thirty 404/3||111|
|Excursus 4||The Amnesty of 403-402||219|
|Appendix I.||Dramatic Dates, Characters, Setting and Style||307|
|Dialogues with Definite Dramatic Dates||308|
|Dialogues with Problematic Dramatic Dates||324|
|Dialogues without Dramatic Dates||327|
|Appendix II.||Peripheral Persons||331|
|Appendix III.||Athenian Affiliation: Demes, Phratries, Clans et al.||347|
|Appendix IV.||Chronology of the Period of the Platonic Dialogues and Letters||357|
|Works Cited and Consulted||377|
|Index of Selected Topics||409|
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