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>he hasn't read Menexenus
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>he hasn't read Menexenus

Ahahaha you utter pleb, its probably Plato's best dialogue.
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That's not how you spell Cratylus.
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>>7581164
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ps-haF8iN8
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>>7581210
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz4bWMxpzUo
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>>7581172
Cratylus is shit compared to Menexenus bro
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just finished it yesterday op, really brilliant. plato is an excellent writer
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Why do you guys think the Menexenus uses clearly anachronistic historic details? Besides the reference to Pericles' funeral speech, I haven't been able to make sense of why Socrates would invent (or relay) a speech containing events that happen after his death.
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>>7583239
Because Plato uses Socrates as a mouthpiece?
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>>7583247
That doesn't really cut it as an explanation. Why would that explain it?

The only other significant instance I'm aware of is the Gorgias, where the historical references become more and more anachronistic over the course of the dialogue, the result being that we end up traversing almost the whole Peloponnesian conflict, relating the philosophical and political concerns to the concerns of the war the whole way. I don't think that explains the whole of it, but that maybe gets at some element there. But again, why do we have that element here in the Menexenus?
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