Feb 1, 2015
Menexenus (ΜΕΝΕΞΕΝΟΣ) is thought to have been written by Plato (ΠΛΑΤΩΝ). The dialogue consists of Socrates (ΣΩΚΡΑΤΗΣ) recounting a funeral oration he claims to have learned from the female philosopher Aspasia (ΑΣΠΑΣΙΑ) who may have been wealthy, a courtesan or both. Translated by Benjamin Jowett. Illumination: Saint Hedwig of Silesia with Duke Ludwig I of Liegnitz and Brieg and Duchess Agnes c. 1353 by an Unknown maker.