Ksantypa - dobra żona Sokratesa

Anna Marchewka

Abstract

After the death of Socrates, anecdotes and distorted stories about the philosopher’s family life and the unbearable character of his wife, Xanthippe, circulated in the general quasi literary circle. These stories were willingly read in subsequent epochs. Eventually, they preserved the model of the hellcat wife in the shape of Xanthippe, to which we still eagerly refer to. But did Socrates’ wife really deserve such a bad opinion? Is it possible for such a rating to be given by the desultory information we owe to Plato (Phaed. 60a) and Xenophon (Mem. II 2, Conv. II 10)? When attempt­ing to defend the Xanthippe, an important source turned out to be a letter from Pseudo-Xenophon (vel Pseudo-Aeschines), which allowed us to look at the philosopher’s wife as his pupil, leading life according to Socrates’ teachings and surrounded by the care of his friends (Epist. XXI, Hercher 1873: 624).
Author Anna Marchewka (FL / DCP)
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- Department of Classical Philology
Other language title versionsXanthippe - good wife of Socrates
Journal seriesCollectanea Philologica, ISSN 1733-0319, e-ISSN 2353-0901, (B 8 pkt)
Issue year2018
Vol21
Pages75-86
Publication size in sheets0.55
Keywords in Englishwife of Socrates, Plato, Xenophon, letter from Pseudo-Xenophon
DOIDOI:10.18778/1733-0319.21.05
URL http://hdl.handle.net/11089/27078
Languagepl polski
LicenseRepository; published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); with publication
Score (nominal)8
ScoreMinisterial score = 8.0, 30-09-2019, ArticleFromJournal
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