La figure d'Ulysse chez les Socratiques : Socrate polutropos

  title={La figure d'Ulysse chez les Socratiques : Socrate polutropos},
  author={D. Levystone},
At the end of the fifth century B.C.E., the character of Odysseus was scorned by most of the Athenians: he illustrated the archetype of the demagogic, unscrupulous and ambitious politicians that had led Athens to its doom. Against this common doxa, the most important disciples of Socrates (Antisthenes, Plato, Xenophon) rehabilitate the hero and admire his temperance and his courage. But it is most surprising to see that, in spite of Odysseus' lies and deceit, these philosophers, who condemn… Expand
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