The purpose of this book, first published in 1957, is to make a critical analysis of the controversial Socratic problem. The Socratic issue owes its paramount difficulty not only to the status of available source materials, but also to the diversity of opinion as to the proper use of these materials. This volume offers a new approach to the problem, and a starting point to further investigations.
1. The General Nature of Xenophon’s Socratica 2. Xenophon’s Defence of Socrates Before His Judges 3. Xenophon’s Memorabilia 1.1.1-1.2.64 4. Polycrates’ Indictment of Socrates 5. The Antisthenian Elements in the Two Apologies of Xenophon 6. The Antisthenian Elements in the Indictment of Socrates of Polycrates 7. The Political Aspects of the Socratic Problem 8. Conclusions and Implications
This five-volume set of previously out-of-print titles reissues some key works on Socrates, examining the man, his philosophy and the debates surrounding it, and his influence. With a mixture of newer and older books, this collection encompasses a wide spectrum of scholarship.