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Socrates, Man and Myth

The Two Socratic Apologies of Xenophon, 1st Edition

By Anton-Hermann Chroust


348 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

Anton-Hermann Chroust was a German-American jurist, philosopher and historian. Chroust was a professor of law, philosophy, and history, at the University of Notre Dame from 1946 to 1972. Chroust was best known for his 1965 book on the American legal profession titled The Rise of the Legal Profession in America.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Socrates

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.

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