By Lucy Shoe Meritt
A chronicle of the second one 50 years within the lifetime of the yankee university (originally based in 1881). Conceived as a significant other quantity to Louis Lord's 1947 historical past of the 1st part century, the textual content outlines the actions of the college either in Greece and within the usa, starting with an soaking up account of the affairs of the varsity in the course of global battle II and carrying on with in the course of the Centennial in 1981, with chapters at the summer time consultation, the School's excavations, its guides, and the Gennadeion. The broad appendixes contain lists of all of the Trustees, Cooperating associations, participants of the coping with Committee, employees, fellows, and contributors of the college seeing that its inception in 1881, and upload tremendously to the usefulness of this quantity. The author's first-hand wisdom of the folks and occasions of the interval mentioned contributes materially to its intensity and aspect.
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17 The present consensus is that although a genuine work of Plato, the Menexenus is nevertheless an ironic critique of the epitaphios and its objects of praise; but the target(s) of the critique and the manner(s) in which Plato effects the critique are much debated. In her brilliant study of the funeral oration, Nicole Loraux names the Menexenus as an important expression of Plato's political thought and as a pastiche more real than the speeches it mocks; the pastiche is both the most powerful of the political orations and an exorcism thereof—a kind of pharmakon.
In his Aspasia, however, Antisthenes roundly abuses other members of Pericles' family. 10 Little can be said about the focus of the dialogue and to what extent Aspasia's own character was discussed, although it is 32 Prisoner of History universally accepted that she was unfavorably represented—as Ehlers puts it, to Antisthenes, Aspasia was the very embodiment of pleasure, of hedone. 11 The fragments show a definite continuity with comedic invective. Xanthippus and Paralus are both accused of' 'homosexuality of a squalid kind," as Rankin says; one son is accused of living with a male prostitute of the lowest sort; the other, of a long-term liaison with the vulgarian Euphemus (frag.
Some are apparently philosophical dialogues titled with the names of historical personages; the Aspasia and the Cyrus, or, On Kingship are the only known works in volume 5. 7 Apparently devoted to robust hardihood, Antisthenes disregarded feminine beauty and luxury. L. 9 Unfortunately, we lack any record of Antisthenean attacks on Pericles junior, whose extraordinary enfranchisement would have created an obvious target. In his Aspasia, however, Antisthenes roundly abuses other members of Pericles' family.
A History of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens: 1939-1980 by Lucy Shoe Meritt