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Plato As Author: The Rhetoric Of Philosophy (Cincinnati Classical Studies New Series) Ann N. Michelini

Plato As Author: The Rhetoric Of Philosophy (Cincinnati Classical Studies New Series)

Ann N. Michelini

Published January 28th 2003
ISBN : 9789004128781
Hardcover
360 pages
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This collection, focusing on literary aspects of the Platonic dialogues, includes stimulating and diverse essays by scholars from several different fields. Plato, the critic, satirist, and (perhaps) inventor of rhetoric framed his own discourse inMoreThis collection, focusing on literary aspects of the Platonic dialogues, includes stimulating and diverse essays by scholars from several different fields. Plato, the critic, satirist, and (perhaps) inventor of rhetoric framed his own discourse in complex ways. Republic is a mimetic text that presents a sophisticated analysis of the various types of mimesis- Phaedrus, featuring embedded exemplars of exquisite prose style, includes a severe critique of literary authorship. Texts such as these seem to demand the fullest resources of a sophisticated analysis of discourse. Essay topics include friendship and desire in the Lysis, Socratic irony in Cratylus, mystery imagery in Phaedrus, and the peculiar couch in Book 10 of Republic. Contributors include Michael Erler, David Gallop, Francisco Gonzalez, Charles Kahn, Andrea Nightingale, and Thomas Szlezak.