Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorPangle, Thomas L.
dc.contributor.advisorPangle, Thomas L.en
dc.creatorFallis, Lewis Bartletten
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-05T22:07:00Zen
dc.date.issued2013-05en
dc.date.submittedMay-13en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/21960en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis thesis analyzes Books III and IV of Xenophon’s Memorabilia. The Memorabilia is Xenophon’s defense of Socrates or the philosophic life against Athens or the political community as such. In Book III, Xenophon presents six portraits of ambitious young men. These portraits, read closely, unveil the psychological nature of ambition and convey important lessons about the Socratic understanding of healthy politics, as a realm that is necessarily pious. Book IV’s four Socratic conversations with a dim-witted youth named Euthydemus both underscore the lessons of Book III and explore piety itself, as a phenomenon that is necessarily political. These sections of the Memorabilia may be read as an argument for the necessity of a fissure between healthy politics and philosophy – and as a bridge from the one to the other.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectXenophonen
dc.subjectMemorabiliaen
dc.subjectAncienten
dc.subjectPolitical theoryen
dc.subjectPolitical philosophyen
dc.subjectVirtueen
dc.subjectSocratesen
dc.subjectPietyen
dc.titlePolitical ambition and piety in Xenophon's Memorabiliaen
dc.date.updated2013-11-05T22:07:00Zen
dc.description.departmentGovernmenten
thesis.degree.departmentGovernmenten
thesis.degree.disciplineGovernmenten
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record