By Adam Parry
This quantity covers quite a lot of issues in Athenian highbrow background, drawing at the equipment of varied different disciplines to impress a reconsideration of remarkable difficulties and controversies in classical reports. The papers were organised by way of the editor round 3 normal groupings. the 1st 5 chapters should be of curiosity to those that don't have any professional wisdom of Greek. there's a clean examine Socrates' doctrine of the soul, a twentieth-century reappraisal of Protagoras' relativism and an exam of the first functionality of myths. A moment workforce analyses extra particular difficulties, contemplating the 2 burials of the Antigone, the stylistic characterisation within the speeches in Thucydides and the Socratic paradox because it appears to be like acknowledged within the Hippolytus. the ultimate papers severely learn arguable passages from Iphigenta in Aulide and the Trachiniae. The papers, by way of exotic students, could be vital studying for all who're drawn to the idea and literature of fifth-century Athens.