Politics and Philosophy in Plato's Menexenus

Politics and Philosophy in Plato's Menexenus

by Nickolas Pappas, Mark Zelcer


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ISBN-13: 9781844658206
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Nickolas Pappas is Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. His books include Plato and the Republic (Second edn, Routledge, 2003). Mark Zelcer teaches philosophy at Bennington College, Vermont.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: The Menexenus, its Persons, its Problems 1. Synopsis of the dialogue 2. Persons and dates of the dialogue 3. The Athenian funeral speech 4. The Menexenus as parody, as improvement Part 2: Education and Rhetoric 5. Scenes of instruction: Pericles' missed opportunities 6. Philosophical rhetoric Part 3: Myth and History 7. Myth 8. History. Index

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