Memorabilia/Oeconomicus/Symposium/Apologia

Memorabilia/Oeconomicus/Symposium/Apologia

Memorabilia Oeconomicus Symposium Apologia MemorabiliaXenophon c c BCE adds to Plato s picture of Socrates from a different viewpoint The Apology complements Plato s account of Socrates defense at his trial The Symposium portrays a din

  • Title: Memorabilia/Oeconomicus/Symposium/Apologia
  • Author: Xenophon E.C. Marchant O.J. Todd
  • ISBN: 9780674991866
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Hardcover
  • MemorabiliaXenophon c 430 c 354 BCE adds to Plato s picture of Socrates from a different viewpoint The Apology complements Plato s account of Socrates defense at his trial The Symposium portrays a dinner party at which Socrates speaks of love In Oeconomicus Socrates advises on household management and married life.

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    This review is based solely on the Memorabilia, because that was the only part I read; if I get to the other parts later, I'll add my comments. The Memorabilia is a very fine text to read for a sense of who Socrates was without Plato, and this is important in order to understand this formative influence on Plato's thought. One gets to hear Socrates talking about humble, rather unphilosophical topics, like physical fitness.Socrates comes across as rather like Confucius, focused very firmly on eth [...]

    Before these thoughts pass from me. I would like to write down why the memrobilia of xenophon is in my favourites, i think this work is a exploration by a human mind,told in a human voices a attempt to find our place in the world by free enquiry. This work was written before the great religions of the world and i think it shows how far we have degenrated into mindless dogmatists instead of the thinkers we are meant to be and which is shown in the memorabilia of xenophon.Its very interesting to c [...]

    Records on Socrates are few, so Xenophon's are important, as Platon's, for all scholars and modern readers. I read especially socratic ideas about Physics that the philosopher contempts because of his ethical precedence.

    Plato shines over Xenophon in the Symposium and the Apology but his Oeconomicus (affairs of a household) shines light on the ancient Greek home.

    Xenophon: Memorabilia. Oeconomicus. Symposium. Apologia. (Loeb Classical Library No. 168) by Xenophon (1923)

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