Socrates in the context of the ancient imagination

R. Svetlov

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Abstract

The paper aims to consider the physiognomy of some ancient images of Socrates in the context of their biographical, mythological, theatrical and value aspects. The duality of image (a satyr or a silenus) and the inner nature of Socrates was important for his biographers, and for the artists who have created portraits of the philosopher. This duality radically enhances the philosophical and moral preaching, makes it more effective. Also, it offers new possibilities for Plato's dialogues reading. Some elements of the Satyr drama are discernable in Plato's dialogues. The image of Socrates therefore correlates with the genre of the philosophical writings of Plato.
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)169-184
JournalSCHOLE. ФИЛОСОФСКОЕ АНТИКОВЕДЕНИЕ И КЛАССИЧЕСКАЯ ТРАДИЦИЯ
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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