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Socrates Founding Political Philosophy in Xenophon's "Economist", "Symposium", and "Apology"

Thomas L. Pangle

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226642475
eISBN:
9780226642505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226642505.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In a famous pronouncement, Cicero observes that prior to Socrates, philosophic science “dealt with number and motion, and that from which all things originate and into which they return, and studied ... More


The Browning version: Aristophanes' Apology and ‘the perfect piece’

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks in detail at Robert Browning's poem Aristophanes' Apology (1875) and his transcription, within this, of Euripides' Herakles. Browning applies himself at length to the whole issue ... More


What Is Ignorance? Plato on Presumed Knowledge, Wishful Thinking, and Not Understanding Your Own Thoughts

Katja Maria Vogt

in Belief and Truth: A Skeptic Reading of Plato

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199916818
eISBN:
9780199980291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916818.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The chapter takes its starting point from an under-explored passage in the Philebus. According to this passage, ignorance involves thinking of oneself as richer, more beautiful, and wiser than one ... More


To Banish or Not to Banish? Plato's Unanswered Question about Poetry

Stephen Halliwell

in Between Ecstasy and Truth: Interpretations of Greek Poetics from Homer to Longinus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570560
eISBN:
9780191738753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570560.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter challenges the lop-sided modern orthodoxy which makes Plato an outright ‘enemy’ of poetry; it revives an older tradition of interpretation which saw in Plato's work a complex of ... More


Aristophanes' Comic Weapon

Daniel Karlin

in Browning's Hatreds

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112297
eISBN:
9780191670756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112297.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Aristophanes' Apology, which is considered to be one of the finest and most neglected of all of Browning's later poems. It was published in 1875 and shows Browning's pride of ... More


Reading Sexuality Skeptically in Montaigne

Todd W. Reeser

in Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The publication and popularity of Henri Estienne’s Latin translation of Sextus Empiricus’s Outlines of Skepticism allows for a new, skeptical approach to same-sex sexuality that questions its ... More


Muilman v. Muilman, 1722–1748: Con Phillips, serial bigamist

Lawrence Stone

in Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England 1660–1753

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202530
eISBN:
9780191675386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202530.003.0025
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter presents a case study on bigamous marriage in England, focusing on the court case Muilman v. Muilman which was decided in 1748. This case involved Teresia Constantia Phillips who became ... More


States of apology

Michael Cunningham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089268
eISBN:
9781781707654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089268.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The book considers the issues surrounding the political apology. These include the relationship between the personal and the political apology, reasons for the emergence of the political apology and ... More


Introduction

in Apology for the Woman Writing and Other Works

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226305554
eISBN:
9780226305264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305264.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses Marie le Jars de Gournay's “The Apology for the Woman Writing.” The “Apology” is, in essence, a profuse autobiographical self-justification, with “apology” meaning “defense,” ... More


Performance and Context

Andrew Ford

in Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores the performative context of the Hermias song, taking a dialectical approach to context both as a reflection of historical reality and as a projection of the poetic text itself. ... More


Deliberate Defiance in the Apology

Thomas L. Pangle

in Socrates Founding Political Philosophy in Xenophon's "Economist", "Symposium", and "Apology"

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226642475
eISBN:
9780226642505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226642505.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Xenophon’s Apology of Socrates to the Jurors spotlights the “greatness of soul” (megalopsychia), or self-consciousness of superiority, and hence of worthiness of being honored, that distinguishes ... More


A radical reinterpretation of New Zealand history: apology, remorse, and reconciliation1

Giselle Byrnes

in New Zealand'S Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719091537
eISBN:
9781526104120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091537.003.0014
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter argues that New Zealand’s national apologies, in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries –those produced by the modern Treaty of Waitangi settlements process, as well as more ... More


The Last Treatise †: Project and Person (Reflections on Martti Koskenniemi’s From Apology to Utopia)

David Kennedy

in Comparative Law as Transnational Law: A Decade of the German Law Journal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795208
eISBN:
9780199919307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795208.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter comments on the reissued edition of Martti Koskenniemi's From Apology to Utopia. The book is described as the most significant late 20th-century English language monograph in the field ... More


A Response †

Martti Koskenniemi

in Comparative Law as Transnational Law: A Decade of the German Law Journal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795208
eISBN:
9780199919307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795208.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter presents Martti Koskenniemi's response to the general discussion around his book, From Apology to Utopia. He identifies two themes that emerge as a constant source of puzzlement. How ... More


The Parliament of 1604–1610: the 1604 Session (Trevelyan II)

Conrad Russell

in King James VI and I and his English Parliaments

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780198205067
eISBN:
9780191725098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205067.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter is a narrative of the parliamentary session of 1604. It highlights the central themes of Cecil's financial problems and the difficulties of securing adequate taxation; the grievances of ... More


Socrates, the Academics, and the Good Life

Blake D. Dutton

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the ideal of the good life that animated Socrates and the extent to which it can be said to have also animated the Academics. It begins with a passage from Apology in which ... More


State

A. J. Bartlett

in Badiou and Plato: An Education by Truths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643752
eISBN:
9780748652655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643752.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the issue of state in Plato's dialogues. It argues that regardless of the chronology of the dialogues it can be said that the entire effort of the Platonic corpus consists of ... More


Subject

A. J. Bartlett

in Badiou and Plato: An Education by Truths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643752
eISBN:
9780748652655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643752.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter analyses Gregory Vlastos' interpretation of the Socratic problem in order to establish Plato's subjective credentials. It argues that the Platonic invention or his series of dialogues is ... More


Conclusion: Socrates, Pericles, and the Citizen

Loren J. Samons II

in What's Wrong with Democracy?: From Athenian Practice to American Worship

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236608
eISBN:
9780520940901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236608.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book addresses two of the most well-known ancient characterizations of Athenian democracy and society, namely, Pericles' Funeral Oration and Plato's Apology of Socrates. The text of Pericles may ... More


The Power of Formalism: The New Historicism

Alan Liu

in Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486956
eISBN:
9780226486970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226486970.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the version of rhetorical exordium the method uses to place its argument in play. Just as Philip Sidney solicits his audience in the Apology for Poetry, so Stephen Greenblatt ... More


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