Ramus volume 45, issue 1, P102-131 2016 DOI: 10.1017/rmu.2016.4 View full text
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Geoffrey C. Benson

Abstract: Apuleius’On the God of Socrates(De Deo Socratis), a lecture on Platonic demonology and Socrates’daimonionthat dates to the second half of the second century CE, is a critical work in the assessment of Apuleius’ Platonism, but it also should play a larger role in our reconstruction of his public image than it has. This popular philosophical lecture focuses on the same theme as two Greek works from roughly the same time period: Plutarch's dialogueOn the Daimonion of Socrates(περὶ τοῦ Σωϰράτους δαιμονίου) and Max…

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