|Publisher:||J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.|
|Tags:||non-fiction, Socrates, Greek Philosophy|
The book contains writings about Socrates written by Plato and Xenophon.
From the Introduction:
"The Socratic discourses were poetry, not history. . . .
"The philosophy of Plato is contained in dialogues in all of which, with one exception, Socrates is a speaker. . . .
"The discourses . . . have been chosen for their biographical interest. . . ." [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Xenophon
Xenophon (430-354 B.C.E.) was a Greek philosopher, soldier, and writer. Born near Athens, his early life was spent fighting as a mercenary soldier against the Persians and also against his home state in an army of Spartans. Xenophon was exiled as a result and he spent the rest of his life in Elis, near Olympia. Xenophon is best known for his work called "Memorabilia". He was a pioneer of several literary genres including the first-person military memoir, "Anabasis", biographical novels, "Education of Cyrus" and historical writing, "Hellenica". (Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
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