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Plato : Clitophon - Plato



By: Plato, S. R. Slings (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 12th January 2011
ISBN: 9780521623681
Number Of Pages: 380

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The Clitophon, a dialogue generally ascribed to Plato, is significant for focusing on Socrates' role as an exhorter of other people to engage in philosophy. It was almost certainly intended to bear closely on Plato's Republic and is a fascinating specimen of the philosophical protreptic, an important genre very fashionable at the time. This is the first critical edition of this dialogue to be published in nearly seventy years. Professor Slings here provides a text based on new examination of all relevant manuscripts and accompanies it with a translation. His extensive Introduction studies philosophical exhortation in the classical era, and tries to account for Plato's dialogues in general as a special type of exhortation. The Clitophon is seen as a defence of the Platonic dialogue. The commentary, the first ever to be published in English, elucidates the Greek and discusses many passages where the meaning is not entirely clear.

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Prolegomena to the Dialogue
Summary and analysis of composition
Is the Clitophon unfinished?
The Clitophon as a Short Dialogue
The characters of the dialogue
Meaning and Authenticity
Philosophical protreptic in the fourth century BCE
Protreptic in the Clitophon
Protreptic in Plato
Elenchos in the Clitophon
Justice in the Clitophon
The meaning of the Clitophon
Date and authenticity
Text and translation
The ending of Aristotle's Protrepticus
Note on the text
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521623681
ISBN-10: 0521623685
Series: Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 12th January 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.63

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