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The Platonic Alcibiades I : the dialogue and its ancient reception / Francois Renaud and Harold Tarrant.

Author/Creator:
Renaud, Franc╠žois, 1960-
Publication:
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
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xii, 292 pages ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Plato. Alcibiades.
Alcibiades I (Plato).
Summary:
"Although it was influential for several hundred years after it first appeared, doubts about the authenticity of the Platonic Alcibiades I have unnecessarily impeded its interpretation ever since. It positions itself firmly within the Platonic and Socratic traditions, and should therefore be approached in the same way as most other Platonic dialogue. It paints a vivid portrait of a Socrates in his late thirties tackling the unrealistic ambitions of the youthful Alcibiades, urging him to come to know himself and to care for himself. Franc╠žois Renaud and Harold Tarrant re-examine the drama and philosophy of Alcibiades I with an eye on those interpreters who cherished it most. Modern scholars regularly play down one or more of the religious, erotic, philosophic or dramatic aspects of the dialogue, so ancient Platonist interpreters are given special consideration. This rich study will interest a wide range of readers in ancient philosophy"-- Provided by publisher.
"Although it was influential for several hundred years after it first appeared, doubts about the authenticity of the Platonic Alcibiades I have unnecessarily impeded its interpretation ever since. It positions itself firmly within the Platonic and Socratic traditions, and should therefore be approached in the same way as most other Platonic dialogue"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Part I. The Dialogue: Introduction; 1. The Alcibiades I and its issues; Part II. Reception in Antiquity: 2. Prereception and early reception; 3. Neoplatonist reception to Proclus; 4. Olympiodorus; Part III. The Dialogue Revisited: 5. Reflections on our ancient journey.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Tarrant, Harold.
ISBN:
9780521199124
0521199123
OCLC:
907931442