Antisthenes of Athens: Texts, Translations, and Commentary by Antisthenes

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Antisthenes of Athens (c. 445-365 BCE) used to be a well-known old disciple of Socrates, senior to Plato by way of fifteen years and inspirational to Xenophon. he's suitable to 2 of the best turning issues in old highbrow background, from pre-Socraticism to Socraticism, and from classical Athens to the Hellenistic interval. a greater realizing of Antisthenes results in a greater realizing of the highbrow tradition of Athens that formed Plato and laid the principles for Hellenistic philosophy and literature besides. Antisthenes wrote prolifically, yet little of this article continues to be this day. Susan Prince has accumulated the entire surviving passages that pertain so much heavily to Antisthenes’ old recognition and literary construction, interprets them into English for the 1st time, and units out the parameters for his or her interpretation, with shut realization to the position Antisthenes most likely performed within the literary schedule of every old writer who brought up him.

This is the 1st translation of Antisthenes’ is still into English. Chapters current the traditional resource, the unique Greek passage, and helpful serious equipment. the writer then provides the fashionable English translation and notes at the context of the maintenance, the importance of the testimonium, and at the Greek. numerous new readings are proposed.

Antisthenes of Athens should be of curiosity to an individual looking to comprehend Antisthenes and his highbrow context, in addition to his contributions to historic literary feedback, perspectives on discourse, and ethics.

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18 Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist at least some of the longer F1 texts which the Oxford editors repeatedly tend to privilege (on the grounds that they are derived from prompt-books) may not be theatrical texts at all, but may instead be extended literary texts which Shakespeare envisaged would be cut down for the stage. 69 While Shakespeare editing in the late twentieth century was strongly shaped by the Oxford editors’ theatrical paradigm, recent years have seen a move away from it. ”70 Michael Neill’s edition of Othello “assumes .

My life hath in this line some interest, Which for memorial still with thee shall stay. When thou reviewest this, thou dost review The very part was consecrate to thee. The earth can have but earth, which is his due; My spirit is thine, the better part of me. So then thou hast but lost the dregs of life, The prey of worms, my body being dead, The coward conquest of a wretch’s knife, Too base of thee to be rememberèd. The worth of that is that which it contains, And that is this, and this with thee remains.

The editors of the Oxford Shakespeare Complete Works “devoted [their] efforts to recovering and presenting texts of Shakespeare’s plays as they were acted in the London playhouses,” writing that they had “therefore chosen . . ”68 Yet, as many scholars now argue, to recover Shakespeare’s plays “as they were acted” is fraught with problems, and to do so by editing Shakespeare’s long play texts is doubly so. ” Henry Woudhuysen is among those who have agreed that “It is possible to argue, on textual as well as aesthetic or historical grounds, that distinct authorial versions of [Shakespeare’s] plays were produced for reading rather than performance” (“The Foundations of Shakespeare’s Text,” 99).

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