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Use of Homeric references in Plato and Xenophon

Yamagata, Naoko (2012). Use of Homeric references in Plato and Xenophon. The Classical Quarterly, 62(1) pp. 130–144.

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This article examines the use of Homeric quotations and references in Plato and Xenophon, and is intended as a contribution to the debate over so-called Socratic problem. The distribution of such references in both authors indicates that the historical Socrates probably did use Homeric references frequently in his conversation, but the myth-making out of Homeric elements is unique to Plato's Socrates and therefore is likely to be more Platonic than Socratic.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Classical Association
ISSN: 1471-6844
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Classical Studies
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Item ID: 31396
Depositing User: Naoko Yamagata
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2012 12:59
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:18
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