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Author: Colm Shanahan

contribute to the question of akrasia vis-à-vis SI. Therefore, the primary objective of this paper is to investigate whether or not, and on what grounds, Plato’s thinking in relation to the topic of akrasia can be informed by a reading of the Symposium . My reading of the dialogue situates Alcibiades

In: The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition
Author: Annie Larivée

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2012 DOI: 10.1163/187254712X619575 The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 6 (2012) 1-26 The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition brill.nl/jpt Eros Tyrannos : Alcibiades as the Model of the Tyrant in Book IX of the Republic Annie Larivée

In: The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition
Author: Daniel Ferguson

1 Introduction Near the end of the Alcibiades , Socrates offers an analogy for how one can gain self-knowledge (132d5-133c7). 1 If an eye wished to see itself, Socrates contends, it would look into the pupil of another eye. Similarly, in order for one to know oneself, one must ‘look’ into

In: Phronesis

Athens. The assessment of Pericles is often compared with another famous assessment, that of Alcibiades (6.15), where Thucydides offers a character judgment of one of the most controversial figures in post-Periclean Athenian politics. The thematic parallels between the two passages have often been

In: Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought
Author: Albert Joosse

1 Introduction One interpretative disagreement about the Platonic dialogue Alcibiades Major concerns the role of Socrates. Does the method of self-improvement that Socrates urges on Alcibiades involve Socrates himself as a necessary partner, or is Socrates’ role exhausted by leading

In: Phronesis

(Ἀλκιβιάδης/Alkibiádēs; Latin Alcibiades) A. Historical dimension The Athenian general and politician A. (c. 450–404/03 BC) was one of the most brilliant yet controversial figures of Athenian democracy in the 5th cent. BC. Following the death of his father, he grew up in the household of his uncle

article. 1) For the date see now Bleckmann 1998, 293 ff . 2) Furley 1998, 3, 41-4. 3) X. HG 1.4.13; D.S. 13.69; Nep. 7.6; Just. 5.4.9-11; Plu. Alc . 32. PLUTARCH ON ALCIBIADES’ RETURN TO ATHENS*) by MARC DOMINGO GYGAX A bstract A passage of Plutarch’s biography of Alcibiades ( Alc . 33.2) invites us to

In: Mnemosyne
Author: Fiona Leigh

argue for a conception of self-knowledge in some of Plato’s early dialogues—the Apology, Alcibiades, Laches and Gorgias —that in important respects undermines the dissonance thought to characterise the respective objects of self-knowledge for ancient and contemporary philosophers. In these dialogues

In: Phronesis
Author: Albert Joosse

1 The Alcibiades i The Alcibiades i opens when Socrates expresses to Alcibiades his conjecture, which turns out to be true, that Alcibiades is amazed at Socrates’ speaking to him only now, after having followed him for years, at a time when all the other lovers of Alcibiades have left

In: Thinking, Knowing, Acting: Epistemology and Ethics in Plato and Ancient Platonism
Author: Harold Tarrant

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/187254707X194636 Th e International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 1 (2007) 3-29 The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition www.brill.nl/jpt Olympiodorus and Proclus on the Climax of the Alcibiades Harold Tarrant School of Humanities

In: The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition