Tuesday, March 7, 2023

On the daimonion of Socrates: Human liberation, divine guidance and philosophy

Ed. by Heinz-Günther Nesselrath. Introduction, Text, Translation and Interpretative Essays by Donald A. Russell, George Cawkwell, Werner Deuse, John Dillon, Heinz-Günther Nesselrath a.o.
On the daimonion of Socrates
Plutarch's dialogue »On the daimonion of Socrates« is a unique combination of exciting historical romance and serious philosophical and religious discussion: A narrator from Boeotian Thebes tells his Athenian friend how Thebes was liberated from Spartan domination in a fateful night of midwinter 379/8 BC and connects this with the retelling of a fascinating philosophical discussion about the famous daimonion of Socrates in the afternoon and evening before. Besides presenting an introduction, a revised Greek text, and a new English translation (with copious notes), the volume offers a range of essays on themes providing further insights into this masterly literary piece: on the historical, religious and philosophical background and on thematic connections with other works by Plutarch.
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ISBN 978-3-16-156444-4
Open Access: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Sponsored by: Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen



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