Conversations of Socrates

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Februar 1990



After the execution of Socrates in 399 BC, a number of his followers wrote dialogues featuring him as the protagonist and, in so doing, transformed the great philosopher into a legendary figure. This title offers insights into the Socratic world and into the intellectual atmosphere and life of ancient Greece. It reveals much about this man.


Xenophon was born c.430BC, an Athenian gentleman. Whilst fighting for Greece, he was finally banished due to his devotion to Socrates and support for Sparta. Settling near Olympia under Spartan protection, he began to write his treatises, histories and biographies. Hugh Tredinnick was Professor of Classics at Royal Holloway College from 1946 - 1966. he has translated works by Aristotle. He dies in 1982. Robin Waterfield is a self-employed writer with publications ranging from academic articles to children's fiction. He has tranlsated various Greek texts for Penguin.
EAN: 9780140445176
ISBN: 014044517X
Untertitel: illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 1990
Seitenanzahl: 384 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Hugh Tredennick
Format: kartoniert
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