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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.

[Über das daimonion des Socrates. Menschliche Befreiung, göttliche Führung und Philosophie.]

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Plutarch's dialogue On the daimonion of Socrates is a unique combination of exciting historical romance and serious philosophical and religious discussion. 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.
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.
Authors/Editors

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Heinz-Günther Nesselrath Geboren 1957; 1976–81 Studium der Klassischen Philologie und der Alten Geschichte an der Universität zu Köln; 1981 Promotion; 1987 Habilitation; seit 2001 Universitätsprofessor (C 4) für Klassische Philologie an der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

George Cawkwell is Emeritus Fellow (Ancient History) of University College at the University of Oxford.

Werner Deuse is Professor of Ancient Languages at the University of Siegen.

John Dillon is Emeritus Professor of Greek at Trinity College Dublin.

Robert Parker is Wykeham Professor of Ancient History and Fellow of New College at the University of Oxford.

Christopher Pelling is Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Oxford.

Donald A. Russell Born 1920; professor of classical literature at the Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford; emeritus fellow and former tutor in classics at St John's College, Oxford.

Stephan Schröder is Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Erlangen.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Gymnasium — 117 (2010), S. 384–385 (Bernd Effe)
In: L'Antiquité Classique — 80 (2011), S. 277–278 (Marc-Antoine Gavray)
In: Bryn Mawr Classical Review — http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2010/2010–07–11.html (07/2010) (Robert Lamberton)
In: Tijdschrift voor Filosofie — 74 (2012), S. 147–148 (Toon Rieter)