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The Alcibiades was widely read in antiquity as the very best introduction to Plato. Alcibiades in his youth associated with Socrates, and went on to a spectacularly disgraceful career in politics. When Socrates was executed for 'corrupting the young men', Alcibiades was cited as a prime example. This dialogue represents Socrates meeting the charming but intellectually lazy Alcibiades as he is about to enter adult life, and using all his wiles in an attempt to win him for philosophy. In spite of its ancient reputation, many modern scholars have thought that the Alcibiades is not by Plato and it has therefore lacked a decent commentary. This edition remedies that lack. The notes explain difficulties of linguistic, literary and philosophical detail. The introduction includes a discussion of the dialogue's authenticity, and of the consequences that acknowledging its authenticity has for our conception of Plato's intellectual development.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521634144
ISBN-10: 0521634148
Format: Paperback
(186mm x 123mm x 15mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Plato

Nicholas Denyer is University Lecturer in Classics and Fellow and College Lecturer in Philosophy at Trinity College, Cambridge. He has taught in the Philosophy Departments of Stanford University, the University of Auckland and the University of Western Australia and has given occasional lectures in France, the Republic of Ireland, Iceland and Italy. He has published two books - Time, Action and Necessity: A Proof of Free Will (1981) (0715615300) and Language, Thought and Falsehood in Ancient Greek Philosophy (1991) (0415022193/0415091845) - and has contributed articles to numerous scholarly journals in classics, philosophy and theology.

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