Monday, September 01, 2014

Plato and Xenophon So Far

Getting very close! There are some hefty works still left, though, including both Plato's longest dialogue and Xenophon's longest Socratic work. Xenophon's Oeconomicus will be next. Then we'll go back to the beginning of Socrates' career with Plato's Parmenides and Protagoras. After that will be Philebus. Then the trilogy of Minos, Laws, and Epinomis. Then Xenophon's Cyropaedia and various other works, as time allows. How much time all this takes will determine whether I shoot for the entire Xenophonic canon or not. By mid-September this project will have taken up a third of the year! But it has been rewarding; I see a great many things I never previously saw.

Plato: Widely Recognized as Authentic

Charmides
Phaedrus: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV
Ion
Hippias Minor
Gorgias: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV
Lysis
Timaeus: Part I, Part II
Critias
Euthydemus
Meno
Menexenus: Part I, Part II
Theaetetus
Euthyphro
Cratylus
Sophist
Statesman
Apology
Crito
Phaedo: Part I, Part II
Symposium
Republic: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV


Plato: Heavily Disputed

Alcibiades Major
Clitophon
The Platonic Letters: 7,8
Hippias Major


Plato: Usually Regarded as Spurious

The Platonic Definitions
Halcyon
Sisyphus
Demodocus
Eryxias
Axiochus
Rival Lovers
Theages
De Justo
De Virtute
Hipparchus
Alcibiades Minor
The Platonic Letters: 1,5,9,12 ; 2,4,10,13 ; 3,6,11
The Platonic Epigrams


Xenophon
Memorabilia: Book I, Book II, Book III, Book IV
Apology
Symposium


Related Posts

Some Thoughts Toward Reading Plato's Dialogues
The Golden Villain of Athens
Sydenham's Scheme for the Platonic Dialogues
Hermocrates: A Non-Reading
The Last Days of Socrates
Philosophos: A Non-Reading
A Philosophical Bendideia
Life in This Present Hades


Still to do

Plato: Parmenides, Philebus, Protagoras, Minos, Laws, Epinomis

Xenophon: Oeconomicus, Hiero, Cyropaedia, Cynegeticus (probably), Anabasis (probably), Agesilaus (possibly), Constitution of Sparta (possibly), Hellenica (possibly, but probably only if I can do Thucydides' History as well), Hipparchikos (if time allows), Hippike (if time allows), Poroi (if time allows)

Aristophanes: The Clouds

Plutarch: Socrates' Daimonion, Life of Socrates (possibly)

Apuleius: The God of Socrates (possibly)

Libanius: Defense of Socrates (probably)

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