On the Date of Chaerephon's Visit to Delphi
Oracles, Socratic philosophy, Wisdom, Natural philosophy, Theater, Pilgrimages, Trials, Literary dialogue
When did the oracle at Delphi tell Chaerephon that no one was wiser than Socrates (if at all)? Scholars have defended dates of 431 B.C.E. or earlier, and 421 or later, but these dates do not accord well with events of Socrates' life. We propose a date of 426, during the sacred truce for the Pythian games.
Original Publication Citation
“On the Date of Chaerephon’s Visit to Delphi.” Phoenix 70 (2016) [published 2017]: 274-289.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Graham, Daniel and Barney, Justin, "On the Date of Chaerephon's Visit to Delphi" (2016). Faculty Publications. 3767.
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