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Phaedrus (Athenian) He is best remembered for his depiction in the dialogues of Plato. His philosophically erotic role in his eponymous dialogue and the "Symposium" inspired later authors, from the ancient comedic playwright Alexis to contemporary philosophers like Robert M. Pirsig and Martha Nussbaum.
Phaedrus (Athenian) "On the Mysteries", an extant speech of Andocides, names Phaedrus as one of the individuals indicted by the city of Athens, at the behest of the "metic" Teucrus, in the profanation of the Eleusinian mysteries, a major domestic event preceding the calamitous Sicilian Expedition in 415. Archaeological evidence and a speech of Lysias further attest to his role in this event. Phaedrus fled Athens at this time along with the other accused parties, losing his wealth and property in the process. Some scholars had previously interpreted Andocides as naming Phaedrus in his list of mutilators of the Herms, a contemporaneous Athenian scandal, but this is generally dismissed within present scholarship.
Phaedrus (Athenian) Phaedrus married his first cousin, whose name is unknown, circa 404. After his early death in 393, his wife remarried Aristophanes, son of Nicophemus.
Phaedrus (fabulist) His place of birth is unknown. Traditional biographical reconstructions on the basis of the few autobiographical references within the surviving text tend toward his being a Thracian slave, born in Pydna of Roman Macedonia and alive in the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, and quite possibly also those of Caligula and Claudius. He is recognized as the first writer to Latinize entire books of fables, retelling in senarii, a loose iambic metre, the Aesopic tales in Greek prose.
Phaedrus (fabulist) According to his own statement (3.prol.), he claims to have been born on the Pierian Mountain in Macedonia. However, the reliability of this is highly suspect. Phaedrus introduces the work (1.prol.) with a reminder telling us that he 'speaks in jest of things which never happened'. Whilst the Latin heading of the first book states he was a slave of the emperor and freed ("liberti Augusti"), there is nothing to suggest it was by Augustus.
Phaedrus (fabulist) The most recent critical editions are those of Postgate (1919) for the Oxford Classical Texts series (now out of print) and Perry's (1965) Loeb edition with Babrius.
Phaedrus (dialogue) The dialogue consists of a series of three speeches on the topic of love that serves as the subject to construct a discussion on the proper use of rhetoric. They encompass discussions of the soul, madness, divine inspiration, and the practice and mastery of an art.
Phaedrus (dialogue) As they walk out into the countryside, Socrates tries to convince Phaedrus to repeat the speech of Lysias which he has just heard. Phaedrus makes several excuses, but Socrates suspects strongly that Phaedrus has a copy of the speech with him. Saying that while Lysias is present, he would never allow himself to be used as a training partner for Phaedrus to practice his own speech-making on, he asks Phaedrus to expose what he is holding under his cloak. Phaedrus gives in and agrees to perform Lysias' speech.
Phaedrus (dialogue) When Phaedrus begs to hear it however, Socrates refuses to give the speech. Phaedrus warns him that he is younger and stronger, and Socrates should "take his meaning" and "stop playing hard to get". Finally, after Phaedrus swears on the plane tree that he will never recite another speech for Socrates if Socrates refuses, Socrates, covering his head, consents.
Phaedrus (dialogue) Socrates, rather than simply listing reasons as Lysias had done, begins by explaining that while all men desire beauty, some are in love and some are not. We are all ruled, he says, by two principles: one is our inborn desire for pleasure, and the other is our acquired judgment that pursues what is best (237d). Following your judgment is "being in your right mind", while following desire towards pleasure without reason is "outrage" ("hubris").