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Antisthenes of Athens: Texts, Translations, and Commentary by Susan Prince

By Susan Prince

Antisthenes of Athens (c. 445-365 BCE) used to be a recognized historical disciple of Socrates, senior to Plato by means of fifteen years and inspirational to Xenophon. he's correct to 2 of the best turning issues in old highbrow historical past, from pre-Socraticism to Socraticism, and from classical Athens to the Hellenistic interval. a greater figuring out of Antisthenes results in a greater figuring out of the highbrow tradition of Athens that formed Plato and laid the rules for Hellenistic philosophy and literature besides. Antisthenes wrote prolifically, yet little of this article continues to be this present day. Susan Prince has accrued all of the surviving passages that pertain such a lot heavily to Antisthenes’ old acceptance and literary construction, interprets them into English for the 1st time, and units out the parameters for his or her interpretation, with shut consciousness to the position Antisthenes most likely performed within the literary schedule of every old writer who pointed out him.

This is the 1st translation of Antisthenes’ continues to be into English. Chapters current the traditional resource, the unique Greek passage, and beneficial serious gear. the writer then provides the fashionable English translation and notes at the context of the protection, the importance of the testimonium, and at the Greek. numerous new readings are proposed.

Antisthenes of Athens should be of curiosity to somebody trying to comprehend Antisthenes and his highbrow context, in addition to his contributions to old literary feedback, perspectives on discourse, and ethics.

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