Socrates from Antiquity to the Enlightenment
With contributions by both established and rising scholars, Socrates from Antiquity to the Enlightenment surveys interpretations and uses of this most iconic of all ancient philosophers over 2,200 years, principally outside the confines of formal philosophy. The treatments discussed range from those of Aristophanes, Plato, and Xenophon in antiquity, to those of Voltaire, Lavater, Telemann and David in the eighteenth century, via the varying Socrateses of medieval Arabic and Jewish thought, and Renaissance humanism. Special attention is given to representations of Socrates in visual art, and on the stage. A companion volume deals with Socrates in the 19th and 20th centuries.