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Politics and Philosophy in Plato's Menexenus

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Menexenus is one of the least studied among Plato's works, mostly because of the puzzling nature of the text, which has led many scholars either to reject the dialogue as spurious or to consider it as a mocking parody of Athenian funeral rhetoric. In this book, Pappas and Zelcer provide a persuasive alternative reading of the text, one that contributes in many ways to our understanding of Plato, and specifically to our understanding of his political thought. The book is organized into two parts. In the first part the ...

Politics and Philosophy in Plato's Menexenus 2014, Acumen Publishing Ltd, Durham

ISBN-13: 9781844658206