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The Resource The letter of Speusippus to Philip II : introduction, text, translation and commentary ; with an appendix on the thirty-first Socratic letter attributed to Plato, Anthony Francis Natoli

The letter of Speusippus to Philip II : introduction, text, translation and commentary ; with an appendix on the thirty-first Socratic letter attributed to Plato, Anthony Francis Natoli

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The letter of Speusippus to Philip II : introduction, text, translation and commentary ; with an appendix on the thirty-first Socratic letter attributed to Plato
Title
The letter of Speusippus to Philip II
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introduction, text, translation and commentary ; with an appendix on the thirty-first Socratic letter attributed to Plato
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Anthony Francis Natoli
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  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"The arguments for the authenticity of the Letter of Speusippus are re-evaluated. In what is a radical reassessment, it is argued that the letter is best interpreted in the context of events that took place during the reign of Perdiccas III. The 31st Socratic letter (likely to be a genuine work of Plato) provides evidence of Plato's involvement in Macedonian affairs in the late 360's, an involvement that resulted in the hostility exhibited by Philip towards Plato and his successors in the Academy. In contrast, Philip was on friendly terms with Isocrates and provided patronage to the leading intellectuals of the day, among whom were such men as Anaximenes, Theopompus and Callisthenes. The rhetorical structure of the letter is analysed in depth thereby elucidating Speusippus' aim in addressing Philip and at the same time holding up a mirror to Isocrates' Philip in which we see the latter work reflected in greater clarity. A text and translation together with a full commentary on the letter is provided, as is also an extended appendix on Plato's letter to Philip"--P. [4] of cover
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OHX
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Natoli, Anthony Francis
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Speusippus
Series statement
Historia
Series volume
176
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  • Speusippus
  • Philip
  • Plato
  • Plato
  • Speusippe
  • Philippe
  • Platon
  • Sōkratēs
  • Fülöp
  • Speusippus
  • Greece
Label
The letter of Speusippus to Philip II : introduction, text, translation and commentary ; with an appendix on the thirty-first Socratic letter attributed to Plato, Anthony Francis Natoli
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
o80013553467
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
196 p.
Isbn
9783515083966
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Label
The letter of Speusippus to Philip II : introduction, text, translation and commentary ; with an appendix on the thirty-first Socratic letter attributed to Plato, Anthony Francis Natoli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o80013553467
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
196 p.
Isbn
9783515083966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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