Xenophons Socratic Discourse: An Interpretation of the Oeconomicus Leo Strauss

ISBN: 9780801405594

Published: August 28th 1970

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211 pages


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Xenophons Socratic Discourse: An Interpretation of the Oeconomicus  by  Leo Strauss

Xenophons Socratic Discourse: An Interpretation of the Oeconomicus by Leo Strauss
August 28th 1970 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 211 pages | ISBN: 9780801405594 | 3.36 Mb

Xenophons only true Socratic discourse, the Oeconomicus, is a dialogue between Socrates and a gentleman-farmer on the art of household management and the art of farming as practiced on a gentlemans estate. It is generally acknowledged to be theMoreXenophons only true Socratic discourse, the Oeconomicus, is a dialogue between Socrates and a gentleman-farmer on the art of household management and the art of farming as practiced on a gentlemans estate. It is generally acknowledged to be the oldest surviving work devoted to economics, and it constitutes the classic statement of economic thought in ancient Greece.

The dialogue examines the roles of husband and wife in the household and the division of labor between them, and considers the duties of the farm steward and the housekeeper. It discusses the goals of efficient management and the means for attaining these goals.



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