The Real Socrates?

Loeb Classical Library paints a fuller picture of the renowned philosopher

Writing on Salon.com, Adam Kirsch celebrates the hundredth anniversary of the Loeb Classical Library: 'For me, certainly, the Loebs have been an indispensable introduction to classical literature and thought, despite my knowing only a little Latin and no Greek. In the coming weeks I will discuss a few examples of the way reading the Loebs can enrich, or even overturn, our usual picture of the ancient world. And there's no better place to begin such an anniversary tribute than by using the Loebs to triangulate the greatest man of antiquity -- Socrates himself.' [Read More]

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