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The Touch of Socrates

  • Dorothy Tarrant (a1)

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At the end of the dialogue Theages, after a general review of the prophetic power given by Socrates quotes the words of Aristides to himself—130 d—e:

The extravagant claim here made for the influence of Socrates as conveyed through physical proximity and contact is one of the chief reasons for regarding the dialogue as spurious, giving as it does a later and a distorted development from suggestions made by Plato and Xenophon themselves.

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The Touch of Socrates

  • Dorothy Tarrant (a1)

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