The mask of Socrates the image of the intellectual in antiquity by Paul Zanker

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  • Greece,
  • Rome


  • Art, Classical.,
  • Authors, Classical -- Portraits.,
  • Philosophers -- Greece -- Portraits.,
  • Philosophers -- Rome -- Portraits.,
  • Intellectuals in art.,
  • Civilization, Classical.,
  • Greece -- Intellectual life.,
  • Rome -- Intellectual life.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-412) and indexes.

Book details

StatementPaul Zanker ; translated by Alan Shapiro.
SeriesSather classical lectures ;, vol. 59, Sather classical lectures ;, v. 59.
LC ClassificationsN7585 .Z3613 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 426 p. :
Number of Pages426
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL780552M
ISBN 100520201051
LC Control Number95012409

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He is ironical, provoking, questioning, the old enemy of the Sophists, ready to put on the mask of Silenus as well as to argue seriously. See part 22 of this series.; Aelian, Various Histories II See Leonard Brandwood, “Stylometry and Chronology,” in Richard Kraut, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Plato (Cambridge University Press, ), pp.

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The Crito, or simply Crito (/ ˈ k r aɪ t oʊ / KRY-toh or / ˈ k r iː t oʊ / KREE-toh; Ancient Greek: Κρίτων), is a dialogue that was written by the ancient Greek philosopher depicts a conversation between Socrates and his wealthy friend Crito of Alopece regarding justice (δικαιοσύνη), injustice (ἀδικία), and the appropriate response to injustice after.

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1 Socrates and Plato 17 Time Line for Socrates BC Is born in Athens, Greece, the son of Sophroniscus, a stonemason, and Phaenarete, a midwife. – Grows up during the “golden age” of Greece—his father, an intimate friend of the son of Aristides the Just, provides Socrates an acquaintanceship with the members of the Pericles circle.

Giving Plato his own voice has been tried a few times before, notably in “The Mask of Apollo” (), a historical novel by Mary Renault, and in Author: Anthony Gottlieb. The trial of Socrates ( BC) was held to determine the philosopher’s guilt of two charges: asebeia (impiety) against the pantheon of Athens, and corruption of the youth of the city-state; the accusers cited two impious acts by Socrates: "failing to acknowledge the gods that the city acknowledges" and "introducing new deities".

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When Socrates refutes Euthyphro’s first definition of piety. B. When Socrates confuses Euthyphro. C. When Socrates begs to be Euthyphro’s pupil. 4. For Socrates, what has more reality? A. The face behind the mask. B. The ghostly excess produced by the mask. C. The mask itself.

5. Euthyphro wants to feel morally superior. True. False. 6.

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