City and soul in Plato’s Republic

G.R.F. Ferrari

City and soul in Plato’s Republic

Paru en juin 2003

Academia Verlag - Lecturae Platonis

Prix : 22,00 €

134 pages - 15,5 × 21,5 cm
ISBN 978-3-89665-170-9 - juin 2003


The city-soul analogy is a proeminent and much misunderstood feature of the arguments of Plato’s Republic. This book takes a fresh view of the city-soul analogy and applies that new understanding to the interpretation of the dialogue’s overall point and to manu of its major themes, as well as to its characterization of Socrate’s interlocutors Glaucon and Adeimantus. The analogy is also considered against the background of ancient rhetorical theory and of Plato’s intellectula relationship with his rival Isocrates.