Alcibiades and the Socratic Lover-Educator Paperback / softback
In the Platonic work Alcibiades I, a divinely guided Socrates adopts the guise of a lover in order to divert Alcibiades from an unthinking political career.
The contributors to this carefully focussed volume cover aspects of the background to the work; its arguments and the philosophical issues it raises; its relationship to other Platonic texts, and its subsequent history up to the time of the Neoplatonists.
Despite its ancient prominence, the authorship of Alcibiades I is still unsettled; the essays and two appendices, one historical and one stylometric, come together to suggest answers to this tantalising question.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 07/11/2013
- Category: Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500
- ISBN: 9781472504463