Socrates in Plato’s Republic X, and in Xenophon’s Symposium and Memorabilia – contrasted with Socrates in Republic V
says in Republic X that ‘the
excellence ( aretê ) and beauty ( kai kallos )
and rightness ( kai orthot ê s ) of every
structure, animate or inanimate ( hekastou
skeuou kai z ȏ iou ), and of every action of man ( kai praxe ȏ s ), is relative solely ...
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