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Electra’s Urns: Receptacles and Tragic Reception

Melissa Mueller

in Objects As Actors: Props and the Poetics of Performance in Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226312958
eISBN:
9780226313009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313009.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 5 offers a new reading of the urn in Sophocles’ Electra, an object that casts Electra unexpectedly into the role of a mourning mother on the model of Niobe. Even before it materializes on ... More


Ethical Protagoreanism

George Rudebusch

in Socrates, Pleasure, and Value

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195159615
eISBN:
9780199869367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159616.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Gorgias seems to attack hedonism; the Protagoras seems to defend it. The resolution to this apparent inconsistency is to deny that the Gorgias attacks hedonism, in general. I argue that the ... More


The Critique of Retribution: Gorgias

Lorraine Smith Pangle

in Virtue Is Knowledge: The Moral Foundations of Socratic Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226136547
eISBN:
9780226136684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136684.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter begins with an analysis of Socrates’ entrapment of the rhetorician Gorgias, a discussion of Socrates’ interest in and use of rhetoric, and an assessment of Gorgias’ over-estimate of the ... More


Attributing Beliefs and Judgements In plato’s gorgias, meno, and theaetetus

Alex Long

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 58

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198858997
eISBN:
9780191891618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858997.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In Plato’s Theaetetus, Socrates explains what it is to have a doxa, a judgement or belief. A doxa is a self-addressed affirmation or denial that comes into existence when, after giving a question ... More


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