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Divination and Its Range of Influence

Jon D. Mikalson

in Greek Popular Religion in Greek Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577835
eISBN:
9780191723063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577835.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In Socratic literature divination is a featured return from the gods for ‘service’ to them and helps form the ‘partnership’ of gods and men. Virtually all philosophers except Xenophanes and Epicurus ... More


Remaining at the Station

Roslyn Weiss

in Socrates Dissatisfied: An Analysis of Plato's Crito

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195116847
eISBN:
9780199833832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195116844.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

To determine whether the Socrates of the Crito is consistent with the Socrates of the Apology, it is necessary to become acquainted with the Socrates of the Apology. Socrates in the Apology is a man ... More


Human Wisdom

C. D. C. Reeve

in Blindness and Reorientation: Problems in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199934430
eISBN:
9780199980659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934430.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

As part of his defense against the charge of impiety brought against him by Meletus in 399 BC, Socrates represents himself as the servant of Apollo, the possessor of a divine sign (daimonion), and as ... More


Socrates

David Sedley

in Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253643
eISBN:
9780520934368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253643.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Socrates at the age of seventy was executed by the Athenians on charges of impiety and corrupting the young. He is conservatively considered the key figure in redirecting philosophy, away from ... More


The Case Against Socrates

Edwin Carawan

in The Athenian Amnesty and Reconstructing the Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672769
eISBN:
9780191758348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672769.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 9 deals with the second major case of asebeia (‘impiety’), probably within months of Andokides’ acquittal (Ch. 8). The case of Socrates is perhaps the most studied jury trial in Western ... More


Socrates Was Not Guilty of Impiety or Disbelief as Regards the Gods of Athens

Thomas L. Pangle

in The Socratic Way of Life: Xenophon's "Memorabilia"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226516899
eISBN:
9780226516929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226516929.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Xenophon's ironic defense of Socrates against the charge of not believing in the gods of the city allows one to discern the true meaning of the philosopher's famous daimonion, the path breaking ... More


Xenophon’s Conclusion

Thomas L. Pangle

in The Socratic Way of Life: Xenophon's "Memorabilia"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226516899
eISBN:
9780226516929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226516929.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Xenophon returns to a defense of Socrates’s “much talked about” claim that he was given unique “guidance by an uncanny divine thing (daimonion).” Xenophon now takes for granted the conformity to ... More


Life, the Cosmos, and Everything (5.26–34)

Ken Dowden

in Reading Heliodorus' Aethiopica

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780198792543
eISBN:
9780191834547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792543.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The end of the first half of the novel resolves the narrative enigma of the opening, but not the problems of the principal characters: the last word is ‘worries’—there is more to do before reaching ... More


Self-Ridicule: Socratic Wisdom

Paul B. Woodruff

in Laughter, Humor, and Comedy in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190460549
eISBN:
9780190460563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190460549.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Socrates seeks wisdom through self-ridicule, which is a product of self-questioning. The questions he asks others are questions that he asks of himself, questions that we should be asking of ... More


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