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Conversations of Socrates Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Ancient Greece

Xenophon's works were written in the fourth century BC about events in the late fifth and early fourth centuries BC in Ancient Greece.

Athens

The city where all the dialogues are set.

The Agora

The open market in Athens.

The Forum

The area in Athens where the public could speak to politicians openly.

Callias' House

The setting of the dinner party.

Socrates' Trial

The setting of Socrates' Defense.

The Truly Good Man

Socrates has an ideal of the truly good man that he works out throughout Xenophon's writings.

The Great Panathenaic Festival

The festival celebrating Athena that included a range of athletic events. The Dinner-Party begins as Callias returns to his home with Autolycus, running into Socrates and his friends along the way.

Assets

Critobulus and Socrates have an extended discussion about what makes an asset valuable in The Estate-Manager.

The Estate-Manager

The Estate-Manager has Socrates...

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