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|Wednesday, April 26th, 2006|
The last and the toughest among Socrates
’ adversaries in Plato
, Callicles invokes law the sovereign of all
, mortals and immortals, “νόμος ὁ πάντων βασιλεὺς θνατῶν τε καὶ ἀθανάτων”, at 484b
. He does so in support of his idea of natural justice, νόμος τῆς φύσεως. Callicles aims to distinguish what is conventionally fouler from what is naturally so. He seeks to undermine the authority of Socrates’ examination of justice by consigning all dialectical pettifoggery to the kindergarten. It is a fitting occupation for a lisping child, but when Callicles sees an elderly man still going on with philosophy and not getting rid of it, that is the man whom he thinks to be in need of a whipping: “ὅταν δὲ δὴ πρεσβύτερον ἴδω ἔτι φιλοσοφοῦντα καὶ μὴ ἀπαλλαττόμενον, πληγῶν μοι δοκεῖ ἤδη δεῖσθαι, ὦ Σώκρατες, οὗτος ὁ ἀνήρ.” ( Read more...Collapse )
Crossposted to larvatus
, and academaios
|Thursday, June 2nd, 2005|
Harpocration on Isocrates - Seleucus on Homeridai.
Dear Hellenophiles and Academes.
Can you help me with any bibliographical references, preferably in English, to the following conundrum?
In the article in Classical Quarterly (49.2; 1999) p. 367, M.L. West, mentions that Harpocration, commenting on Isocrates' mention of the Homeridai, cites Seleucus' story of the origin of the term. I am doing
a bibliography hunt, but haven't found much on either Harpocration or Seleucus. Any hints and clues would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance!
|Saturday, April 30th, 2005|
Metragyrt (Athenaios quoting Antiphanes)
I crossposted this a few places; I hope it does not annoy.
I'm looking for the text of a fragment where Athenaios quotes Antiphanes (Athenaios 6.226d) to the effect that a metragyrt (one who begged alms for the goddess Meter/Kybele/sometimes Rhea) could insinuate himself into a household by offering to be a "nurse" to the children. I need to know which word is used for "nurse" and in what gender.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
|Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005|
|Friday, March 4th, 2005|
Attention South Florida Atheists, Agnostics, Freethinkers, and Humanists
Our current members and I of the Broward Atheists Meetup (www.browardatheists.com and in www.meetup.com) welcome all interested in atheism, theism, freethought, agnosticism, humanism, transhumanism, state and church seperation (otherwise known as seperation of sturch), and related topics to our Tuesday meetings after 6:30pm. The www.browardatheists.com website has details on our venue, it is currently a pub, but will change when more members are acquired. We're already bulging at the seams with an average attendance of about twelve. No matter your age, beliefs, or preferences, we'd like to hear your opinion. Even the sternest Christians may come and present their thoughts, because if you really believe we're going to hell, we sure don't want to be wrong about the subject, haha, but most members are pretty confident about their atheism and agnosticism. I mention the invitation only to be open-minded. Anyways, we usually discuss religion, politics, philosophy, etc. but do not feel obligated to have to order anything despite it being a pub. There is no membership fee either, it is an informal event so far seeing how we have too few to be more organized, but we'd like to be! And we'd like to have enough people to start some activism and be as productive as possible.
Aside from the weekly Tuesday meetings, there are fun events such as campfires and beach barbeques scheduled. We sure would like to cooperate with other groups and more members to voice the rights and freedoms we and others deserve regardless of our beliefs and with your ideas and help, this can be made possible. The current goal is to eliminate the negative stigma attached to our labels by altruism and stoicism such as scholarships and good deeds. E-mail me with any questions or better yet, any one else you can get in contact with from the website to get a clearer understanding of who and what we are. We turn no one down and encourage debate, skepticism, and reason. The meetings are definitely worthwhile and interesting or else I wouldn't waste the little free time I have as a college student to invite any one else to come join the experience. If you are in the area and find the time inconvenient with your busy schedule, no hard feelings will be had, but at least sign the guestbook so we can know you support us and wish you could come. :-)
|Thursday, September 16th, 2004|
hi, I'm new. I'm an economist, but I have quite a big interest in philosophy - so that's one reason for joining this community. There is another reason: I would like to invite people to write short introductory (teaching) essays on topics of their choice in my community, 1discourse
. It's a place to teach topics that interest you - it's not really a place for debate, at least, not in the first instance - it's a place to introduce things in an uncontroversial way and exchange knowledge.
You're all very welcome to post essays or just read other peoples'.
If you want to delete this, it's fine - there won't be a hissy fit, and I'll still be sticking around.
|Monday, May 31st, 2004|
You know you've read too many Socratic dialogues when...
You have more translated versions than actual dialogues.
-You nitpick the translations, comparing each one with the others.
-You aren't happy with any of them.
You quote them in real life to friends.
-They get confused
-They don't get confused because you've explained the dialogues already
-They don't get confused because they're all philosophy or classics majors.
(Help me fill in more answers by commenting) Current Mood: geeky
|Friday, May 28th, 2004|
Why did you wear what you wore today? Current Mood: contemplative
|Thursday, May 27th, 2004|