By Xenophon,Amy L. Bonnette,Christopher J. Bruell
An crucial textual content for figuring out Socrates, Xenophon's Memorabilia is the compelling tribute of an affectionate pupil to his instructor, supplying a unprecedented firsthand account of Socrates' lifestyles and philosophy. The Memorabilia is precious either as a piece of philosophy in its personal correct and as a supplement to the research of Plato's dialogues. The longest of Xenophon's 4 Socratic works, it truly is rather revealing in regards to the alterations among Socrates and his philosophical predecessors.
Far extra evidently than Plato within the dialogues, Xenophon calls cognizance within the Memorabilia to his personal courting with Socrates. a colourful and completely engaged author, Xenophon goals particularly to persuade his readers of the greatness of Socrates' suggestion and the disgracefulness of his conviction on a capital cost. In thirty-nine chapters, Xenophon offers Socrates as a standard individual and as a superb benefactor to these linked to him.