By Susan Prince

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

This is the 1st translation of Antisthenes’ is still into English. Chapters current the traditional resource, the unique Greek passage, and useful serious equipment. the writer then provides the fashionable English translation and notes at the context of the upkeep, the importance of the testimonium, and at the Greek. numerous new readings are proposed.

Antisthenes of Athens could be of curiosity to someone trying 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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Antisthenes of Athens (c. 445-365 BCE) used to be a well-known historical disciple of Socrates, senior to Plato by means of fifteen years and inspirational to Xenophon. he's correct to 2 of the best turning issues in historic highbrow historical past, from pre-Socraticism to Socraticism, and from classical Athens to the Hellenistic interval.

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