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Legwork: Ion's Socrates

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This chapter suggests the contrary: Socrates' apodemia and Ion's Epidemiai must be taken together. Ion's Epidemiai recorded the personal contact between Ion and several important figures of fifth century Athenian culture. To argue that Ion's Socrates journeyed to Samos with Archelaus for philosophical purposes, the topos of the philosophical journey bleeds back into Ion's project of biographical memorialization and anecdotage, and also presumes some relationship between Ion and the forms of philosophical enquiry in fifth century Ionia and their development in late fifth and early fourth century Athens. The chapter considers the geographical implications of the trip to Samos and the possibilities for the divisions of philosophy offered by the image of Archelaus and Socrates in making such a trip. The implications of the travelling Socrates must be read in relation to the geographically sensitive idea of philosophical succession offered in Diogenes through the split between Ionian and Italian philosophy.

Keywords: Archelaus; fifth century Athenian culture; Ion's Epidemiai; Italian philosophy; Samos; Socrates' apodemia



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