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  • The Journal of Hellenic Studies, Volume 109
  • 1989, pp. 1-15

Philosophy and rhetoric in the Menexenus

  • Lucinda Coventry (a1)
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  • Published online: 11 October 2013

Plato's Menexenus opens with a scene of typical Socratic interest in the young, as Socrates questions Menexenus about his activities and intentions. This scene, however, I would suggest, is not simply an illustration of Socrates' characteristic behaviour, forming a suitable introduction to this or any other dialogue. Its relation to the work as a whole is closer than this: it raises a question with which the Menexenus may best be understood as being essentially concerned.

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