New PDF release: Antisthenes of Athens: Texts, Translations, and Commentary

By Susan Prince

Antisthenes of Athens (c. 445-365 BCE) was once a recognized old disciple of Socrates, senior to Plato through fifteen years and inspirational to Xenophon. he's suitable to 2 of the best turning issues in historic highbrow heritage, from pre-Socraticism to Socraticism, and from classical Athens to the Hellenistic interval. a greater figuring out of Antisthenes ends up in a greater realizing of the highbrow tradition of Athens that formed Plato and laid the principles for Hellenistic philosophy and literature to boot. Antisthenes wrote prolifically, yet little of this article continues to be this present day. Susan Prince has accumulated all of the surviving passages that pertain such a lot heavily to Antisthenes’ historic acceptance and literary creation, interprets them into English for the 1st time, and units out the parameters for his or her interpretation, with shut realization to the position Antisthenes most probably performed within the literary time table of every historical writer who mentioned him.

This is the 1st translation of Antisthenes’ is still into English. Chapters current the traditional resource, the unique Greek passage, and worthy severe gear. the writer then provides the trendy English translation and notes at the context of the upkeep, the importance of the testimonium, and at the Greek. a number of new readings are proposed.

Antisthenes of Athens could be of curiosity to someone looking to comprehend Antisthenes and his highbrow context, in addition to his contributions to historic literary feedback, perspectives on discourse, and ethics.

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