Alcibiades and the Socratic Lover-Educator

Alcibiades and the Socratic Lover-Educator

By: Marguerite Johnson (volume_editor), Harold Tarrant (volume_editor)Hardback

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In the Platonic work Alcibiades I, a divinely guided Socrates adopts the guise of a lover in order to divert Alcibiades from an unthinking political career. The contributors to this carefully focussed volume cover aspects of the background to the work; its arguments and the philosophical issues it raises; its relationship to other Platonic texts, and its subsequent history up to the time of the Neoplatonists. Despite its ancient prominence, the authorship of Alcibiades I is still unsettled; the essays and two appendices, one historical and one stylometric, come together to suggest answers to this tantalising question.

About Author

Marguerite Johnson is Senior Lecturer in Classics, University of Newcastle, Australia. Harold Tarrant is Professor of Classics, University of Newcastle, Australia.


Introduction Harold Tarrant, University of Newcastle, Australia and Marguerite Johnson, University of Newcastle, Australia The role of Eros in Improving the Pupil, or What Socrates Learned from Sappho Marguerite Johnson, University of Newcastle, Australia Socrates and Models of Platonic Love Dougal Blyth, University of Auckland, New Zealand The Eye of the Beloved: Opsis and Eros in Socratic Pedagogy Victoria Wohl, University of Toronto, Canada Plato's Oblique Response to Issues of Socrates' Influence on Alcibiades: An Examination of the Protagoras and the Gorgias Reuben Ramsey, University of Newcastle, Australia Socratic Ignorance, or the Place of the Alcibiades I in Plato's Early Works Yuji Kurihara, Gakugei University, Tokyo Did Alcibiades Learn Justice from the Many? Joe Mintoff, University of Newcastle, Australia The Dual-Role Philosophers: An Exploration of a Failed Relationship Anthony Hooper, University of Sydney, Australia Authenticity, Experiment or Development: The Alcibiades I on Virtue and Courage Eugenio Benitez, University of Sydney, Australia Revaluing Megalopsuchia: Reflections on the Alcibiades II Matthew Sharpe, University of Melbourne, Australia Improvement by Love: From Aeschines to the Old Academy Harold Tarrant, University of Newcastle, Australia Ice-Cold in Alex: Philo's Treatment of the Divine Lover in Hellenist Pedagogy Fergus King, University of Newcastle, Australia Proclus' Reading of Plato's Sokratikoi Logoi: Proclus' Observations on Dialectic at Alcibiades 112d-114e and Elsewhere Akitsugu Taki, Josai International University, Japan Socrates' Divine Sign: From the Alcibiades to Olympiodorus Francois Renaud, Universite de Moncton, Canada 'The Individual' in History and History 'in General': Alcibiades, Philosophical History and Ideas in Contest Neil Morpeth, University of Newcastle, Australia Appendix 1. Fourth-Century Politics and the Date of the Alcibiades I Appendix 2. Report on the Working Vocabulary in the Doubtful Dialogues a. The Working Vocabulary of the Alcibiades b. The Working Vocabulary of the Theages Bibliography Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780715640869
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780715640869
  • weight: 553
  • ISBN10: 0715640860

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