Plato: Phaedrus

Author: Plato

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316154300

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

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Ostensibly a discussion about love, the debate in the Phaedrus also encompasses the art of rhetoric and how it should be practised. This new edition contains an introductory essay outlining the argument of the dialogue as a whole and Plato's arguments about rhetoric and eros in particular. The Introduction also considers Plato's style and offers an account of the reception of the dialogue from its composition to the twentieth century. A new Greek text of the dialogue is accompanied by a select textual apparatus. The greater part of the book consists of a Commentary, which elucidates the text and makes clear how Plato achieves his philosophical and literary objectives. Primarily intended for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of ancient Greek literature and philosophy, it will also benefit scholars who want an up-to-date account of how to understand the text, argument, style and background of the work.

Plato: Alcibiades

Author: Plato,Nicholas Denyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521634144

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

View: 2769

The first modern edition of Plato's Alcibiades, aimed at both students and scholars.

Plato's Phaedrus

A Commentary for Greek Readers

Author: Paul Ryan

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806188154

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 374

View: 6773

Composed in the fourth century b.c., the Phaedrus—a dialogue between Phaedrus and Socrates—deals ostensibly with love but develops into a wide-ranging discussion of such subjects as the pursuit of beauty, the nature of humanity, the immortality of the soul, and the attainment of truth, ending with an in-depth discussion of the principles of rhetoric. This erudite commentary, which also includes the original Greek text, is designed to help intermediate-level students of Greek read, understand, and enjoy Plato’s magnificent work. Drawing on his extensive classroom experience and linguistic expertise, Paul Ryan offers a commentary that is both rich in detail and—in contrast to earlier, more austere commentaries on the Phaedrus—fully engaging. Line by line, he explains subtle points of language, explicates difficulties of syntax, and brings out nuances of tone and meaning that students might not otherwise notice or understand. Ryan sections his commentary into units of convenient length for classroom use, with short summaries at the head of each section to orient the reader. Never straying far from the text itself, Ryan provides useful historical glosses and annotations for the student, introducing information ranging from the architecture of the Lyceum to Athenian politics. Further historical and philosophical context is provided in the introduction by Mary Louise Gill, who outlines the issues addressed in the Phaedrus and situates it in relation to Plato’s other dialogues.

Listening to the Cicadas

A Study of Plato's Phaedrus

Author: G. R. F. Ferrari,Giovanni R. F. Ferrari

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521409322

Category: Philosophy

Page: 293

View: 720

How myth and formal argument in the dialogue, Phaedrus, complement and reinforce each other, is the focus of an account written for students of the history of literary theory or rhetoric as well as Plato's thought.

Plato on Poetry

Ion; Republic 376e-398b9; Republic 595-608b10

Author: Plato,Penelope Murray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521349819

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 250

View: 6003

This is a commentary on selected texts of Plato concerned with poetry: the Ion and relevant sections of the Republic. It is the first commentary to present these texts together in one volume, and the first in English on Republic 2 and 3 and Ion for nearly 100 years. The introduction sets Plato's views in their Greek context and outlines their influence on later aesthetic thought. An important feature of the commentary is its exploration of the ambivalence of Plato's pronouncements through an analysis of his own skill as a writer.

Plato: Meno and Phaedo

Author: David Sedley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521676779

Category: Philosophy

Page: 161

View: 3562

Plato's Meno and Phaedo are two of the most important works of ancient western philosophy and continue to be studied around the world. The Meno is a seminal work of epistemology. The Phaedo is a key source for Platonic metaphysics and for Plato's conception of the human soul. Together they illustrate the birth of Platonic philosophy from Plato's reflections on Socrates' life and doctrines. This edition offers new and accessible translations of both works, together with a thorough introduction that explains the arguments of the two dialogues and their place in Plato's thought.

Plato: Phaedo

Author: Plato,C. J. Rowe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521313186

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 301

View: 4963

Plato's dialogue Phaedo portrays Socrates in prison awaiting execution and discussing with his friends the fate of the soul after death. In this edition, consisting of introduction, text and commentary, Professor Rowe guides the reader through the difficulties--linguistic, literary and philosophical--of individual passages and of the dialogue as a whole. The comparative beginner is not neglected, but the commentary is intended for any student, classical scholar, or philosopher with an interest in the close reading of Plato.

Synopsis: An Annual Index of Greek Studies, 1993, 3

Author: Andrew D. Dimarogonas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789057025624

Category: Social Science

Page: 508

View: 8723

Presents 12,860 entries listing scholarly publications on Greek studies. Research and review journals, books, and monographs are indexed in the areas of classical, Hellenistic, Biblical, Byzantine, Medieval, and modern Greek studies., but no annotations are included. After the general listings, entries are also indexed by journal, text, name, geography, and subject. The CD-ROM contains an electronic version of the book. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Cambridge Companion to Plato

Author: Richard Kraut

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521436106

Category: Philosophy

Page: 560

View: 712

Plato stands as the fount of our philosophical tradition, being the first Western thinker to produce a body of writing that touches upon a wide range of topics still discussed by philosophers today. In a sense he invented philosophy as a distinct subject, for although many of these topics were discussed by his intellectual predecessors and contemporaries, he was the first to bring them together by giving them a unitary treatment. This volume contains fourteen new essays discussing Plato's views about knowledge, reality, mathematics, politics, ethics, love, poetry, and religion. There are also analyses of the intellectual and social background of his thought, the development of his philosophy throughout his career, the range of alternative approaches to his work, and the stylometry of his writing.

The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy

Author: David Sedley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521775038

Category: Philosophy

Page: 396

View: 3889

This volume does not aim to reveal all of the mysteries of ancient philosophy to the novice, but it does aim to equip that reader with enough background material that he will be able to enter that world. Twelve overviews, each written by an authority in that area of philosophy, guides the reader through the principal schools of thought and the ideas of their main proponents. Concepts are sometimes explained in tables and are always supported by extracts but the main attraction of this work is that the contributors explain in layman's terms the basic ideas of philosophy and discuss clearly the logic of the ancient arguments. The book gets off to a good start with David Sedley's introduction which argues that Greek and Roman philosophers were mainly concerned with two dilemmas: what is a good life and why doesn't the earth fall. Includes a useful glossary.

Taming Democracy

Models of Political Rhetoric in Classical Athens

Author: Harvey Yunis

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501711377

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 3815

Horace: Epistles Book II and Ars Poetica

Author: Horace,Niall Rudd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521312929

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 8320

This volume fulfills the need for a student edition of Horace's literary epistles, which have recently been the subject of renewed scholarly interest. Professor Rudd provides a clear introduction to each of the three poems: the Epistles to Augustus, to Florus, and to the Pisones (the so-called "Ars Poetica"). He sketches the historical context in which the poems were written and comments on their structure and purpose. He also discusses their literary preoccupations: the relations of poet and patron and the role of poetry in the state (Augustus), the problems of a professedly tiring poet (Florus), and the presentation of classical poetic theory ("Ars Poetica"). He notes Horace's influence on later criticism, drawing attention in one section to one of Alexander Pope's Imitations. He also addresses problems of grammar and style, focusing on linguistic difficulties and the subtle movement of the poet's thought.

Culture, Suicide, and the Human Condition

Author: Marja-Liisa Honkasalo,Miira Tuominen

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782382356

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 7657

Suicide is a puzzling phenomenon. Not only is its demarcation problematic but it also eludes simple explanation. The cultures in which suicide mortality is high do not necessarily have much else in common, and neither is a single mental illness such as depression sufficient to lead a person to suicide. In a word, despite its statistical regularity, suicide is unpredictable on the individual level. The main argument emerging from this collection is that suicide should not be understood as a separate realm of pathological behavior but as a form of human action. As such it is always dependent on the decision that the individual makes in a cultural, ethical and socio-economic context, but the context never completely determines the decision. This book also argues that cultural narratives concerning suicide have a problematic double function: in addition to enabling the community to make sense of self-inflicted death, they also constitute a blueprint depicting suicide as a solution to common human problems.

A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality

Author: John Perry

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603846417

Category: Philosophy

Page: 56

View: 2960

Perry's excellent dialogue makes a complicated topic stimulating and accessible without any sacrifice of scholarly accuracy or thoroughness. Professionals will appreciate the work's command of the issues and depth of argument, while students will find that it excites interest and imagination. --David M. Rosenthal, CUNY, Lehman College

From the Beginning to Plato

Author: Christopher Charles Whiston Taylor

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415308731

Category: Philosophy

Page: 494

View: 3258

This first volume in the series traces the development of philosophy over two-and-a-half centuries, from Thales at the beginning of the sixth century BC to the death of Plato in 347 BC.

Commentaries on Plato: Phaedrus and Ion

Author: Marsilio Ficino,Michael J. B. Allen

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674031197

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 4090

Marsilio Ficino (1433 1499), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus, was largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato. This volume contains Ficino s extended analysis and commentary on the "Phaedrus.""

Horace: Odes Book II

Author: Horace

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107012910

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 2374

The first substantial commentary for a generation on this book of Horace's Odes, a great masterpiece of classical Latin literature.

Plato's Phaedo

Greek Text with Facing Vocabulary and Commentary

Author: Geoffrey Steadman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991386055


Page: 262

View: 2120

Each page of this volume contains 12 lines of Greek from Plato's Phaedo (Burnet's 1903 Oxford Classical Text) with all corresponding vocabulary and grammatical notes arranged below. Once readers have memorized the core vocabulary list, they will be able to read the classical Greek and consult all relevant vocabulary and commentary without turning a page.

De Otio

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca,G. D. Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521588065

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 271

View: 4421

This edition of Seneca's De otio and De brevitate vitae introduces undergraduates and more advanced students to Senecan philosophy. Both texts promote the benefits of living an inner existence insulated from everyday pressures. This edition emphasizes the relevance of the provocative Senecan message of a "balanced" life and his views on the complex relationship of the individual to society.