Alcibiades and Athens: A Study in Literary Presentation

Alcibiades and Athens: A Study in Literary Presentation

by David Gribble

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Overview

Alcibiades (c. 450-404 BC)—general, statesman, adopted son of Pericles, lover of Socrates, profaner of the Mysteries— was called by some the saviour of Athens and by others its greatest enemy. This book is a study of the explosive mixture of fear and fascination he excited in his contemporaries and in classical texts. It examines the acute tension between the classical city and the individual of superlative power, status, and ambition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198152675
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/10/1999
Series: Oxford Classical Monographs
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 1650L (what's this?)

About the Author

David Gribble was Senior Scholar at Merton College, Oxford (1994); no academic affiliation at present

Table of Contents

Abbreviations xii
Introduction 1(28)
Elite Individual and Democratic City
29(61)
Rhetorical Works
90(69)
Lost Speeches
149(5)
[Andocides] 4, Against Alcibiades
154(5)
Thucydides
159(55)
Plato and the Socratics
214(49)
The Authenticity of the First Alcibiades
260(3)
Conclusion: Plutarch's Alcibiades 263(20)
Bibliography 283(14)
Index Locorum 297(4)
General Index 301

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