Phaedrus (Hackett Classics)
ISBN: 0872202216
EAN13: 9780872202214
Language: English
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 8.6" L x 5.6" W
Weight: 0.75 lbs.

Phaedrus (Hackett Classics)

Select Format Format: Select Conditions Condition: Good

Selected

Format:

Condition: Good

$23.34
Quantity
Almost Gone!
Only 1 at this price.

Select Conditions
  • Good $23.34 Phaedrus (Hackett Classics)
Book Overview

This Description may be from another edition of this product.

For someone whose influence has been so profound on Western thinking remarkably little is known of the Greek philosopher and thinker Plato. Due to the means and social status of his family Plato was most probably educated by some of Athens' finest teachers. The curriculum would have been rich and varied and include the doctrines of Cratylus and Pythagoras as well as Parmenides. Two major events shaped Plato's life whilst he was a young man. The first was a meeting with the great philosopher Socrates. Socrates's methods of debate impressed Plato and he soon became a devoted follower. From here would flow Plato's career as one of the finest minds civilization has produced. Major event number two was the on-going rivalry between Athens and Sparta which erupted into the Peloponnesian War. This was, in fact, several 'stop-start' wars fought during the period 431-404 BCE. Plato served in the cause of Athens and its Allies between 409 and 404 B.C.E. The comprehensive defeat of Athens by Sparta ended the Athenian democracy, although after a brief oligarchy it was restored. Plato traveled for a dozen years throughout the Mediterranean, studying mathematics with the Pythagoreans in Italy, as well as geometry, geology, astronomy and religion in Egypt. It was during this time that Plato began his writings, a Read More chevron_right

Frequently bought together

Total price: $30.21

Add all 3 to Cart Add all 3 to list

Frequently Asked Questions About Phaedrus (Hackett Classics)

What should you read after Phaedrus (Hackett Classics) Book? Here is a list of books to read if you read and loved Phaedrus (Hackett Classics)

Book Reviews (0)

0
  |   0  reviews
Did you read Phaedrus (Hackett Classics)? Please provide your feedback and rating to help other readers.
Write Review
Captcha

No customer reviews for the moment.