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Platone e l’”utopia democratica”? (Considerazioni su Menesseno, Timeo 20e-24e e Crizia)  (2015)

Authors:
Prandi, Luisa
Title:
Platone e l’”utopia democratica”? (Considerazioni su Menesseno, Timeo 20e-24e e Crizia)
Year:
2015
Type of item:
Articolo in Rivista
Tipologia ANVUR:
Articolo su rivista
Language:
Italiano
Format:
A Stampa
Referee:
Name of journal:
POLITICA ANTICA
ISSN of journal:
2281-1400
Number or Folder:
V, 2015
Page numbers:
161-191
Keyword:
Plato Athens Atlantis democracy utopia
Short description of contents:
Plato’s Menexenus and Critias, very different from other Platonic Dialogues, are devoted the first to exhibit an epitaphios logos recited by Socrates and the second to the fascinating history of an ancient and « mythical » war between Athens and Atlantis. We can find many links between them and check the hypothesis that Plato repeatedly experienced various ways and techniques, included utopian elements, in order to stir up a debate on contemporary Athens.Furthermore, recognizing utopian features in Menexenus becomes a new and promising way to a better understanding of a very puzzling Dialogue : a fruitful ambiguity (besides hyperbole and parody) marks many passages, so that a same statement can suggest antithetic interpretations. Plato criticizes, throughout the Menexenus, the epitaphios logos and the public burial rites in Athens just because they are an occasion to celebrate its democratic system. However he does not condemn the basic idea to celebrate the polis, and with Critias he wrote following an « epitaphic style » the record of the victory of Athens over Atlantis.
Note:
Il contributo fa parte della raccolta di risultati di un progetto di ricerca dell'Université de Strasbourg al quale l'autrice partecipa; il volume si intitola, come il progetto, L’UTOPIE POLITIQUE ET LA CITÉ IDÉALE, sous la direction de Marianne Coudry & Maria Teresa Schettino, e costituisce il volume V, 2015 di "Politica antica, Rivista di prassi e cultura politica nel mondo greco e romano".
Product ID:
92759
Handle IRIS:
11562/947260
Last Modified:
May 18, 2021
Bibliographic citation:
Prandi, Luisa, Platone e l’”utopia democratica”? (Considerazioni su Menesseno, Timeo 20e-24e e Crizia) «POLITICA ANTICA» , n. V, 20152015pp. 161-191

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