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Alcibiades by Walter M. Ellis

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Published by Routledge in London, New York .
Written in English



  • Greece,
  • Athens


  • Alcibiades,
  • Statesmen -- Greece -- Athens -- Biography,
  • Generals -- Greece -- Athens -- Biography,
  • Greece -- History -- Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementWalter M. Ellis.
SeriesClassical lives
LC ClassificationsDF230.A4 E44 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 141 p. ;
Number of Pages141
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2046782M
ISBN 100415009936, 0415009944
LC Control Number88023939

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Alcibiades is a young Athenian man, arrogant and intelligent, pondering his future course in life. Socrates is older, wiser, and devoted to Alcibiades. In a series of dialogues, Socrates attempts to convince the younger man to abandon his political ambition Price: $1. Alcibiades was born in / BCE, the son of the Athenian politician Cleinias, and his mother Deinomache was from the ancient aristocratic family the Alkmeonidai. Alcibiades was also the nephew of the great Athenian statesman Pericles, and he spent his childhood in the family home of his famous uncle. As a young man, he was the pupil and. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. ALCIBIADES I INTRODUCTION. The First Alcibiades is a conversation between Socrates and Alcibiades. Socrates is represented in the character which he attributes to himself in the Apology of a know-nothing who detects the conceit of knowledge in others.

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