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Dr Frisbee Sheffield

Affiliated Lecturer

Bye-Fellow of Girton


Key Publications

Monographs and Edited Volumes  

Plato’s Phaedrus (in progress for CUP) 

(Co-editor) The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy (2013) 

Plato’s Symposium, introduction and critical notes for an edition in the Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy Series (2008) 

Plato’s Symposium: The Ethics of Desire, Oxford University Press (2006) 

(Co-editor) Plato’s Symposium: Issues in Interpretation and Reception, Harvard University Press (2006)

 

Articles 

‘Eros and the Pursuit of Form in Plato’s Symposium’, in Plato’s Symposium: A Critical Guide (forthcoming) 

‘Platonic Piety: Beyond the Euthyphro’, in Ancient Philosophy and Religion (forthcoming) 

‘Love and Friendship in Plato’, in The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Ethics (forthcoming) 

‘Plato on Virtue and the Good life’ in The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy (2013) 

‘The Symposium and Platonic Ethics: Plato, Vlastos, and a misguided debate’, Phronesis 2012 

Eros before and after tri-partition’, in (ed.) Brittain, Barney and Brennan, Plato and the Divided Soul (Cambridge University Press) 2012 

Symposium 201d1-204c6’, in (ed.) C. Horn, Plato’s Symposium (2012) 

‘Beyond eros: Plato on Friendship in the Phaedrus’, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 2011 

‘Aristotle and eros’, in (ed.) MM. McCabe, Harte, Sharples and Sheppard, Aristotle Reading Plato, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, 2010 

‘The Role of the Earlier Speeches in Plato’s Symposium: Plato’s Endoxic Method?’, in (ed.) Sheffield, Nails and Lesher, Plato’s Symposium: Issues in Interpretation and Reception, Harvard University Press (2006) 

‘Alcibiades’ Speech: A Satyric Drama’ Greece and Rome, 48 no.2, 2001 

‘Psychic Pregnancy and Platonic Epistemology’, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 20, 2001 

 

Work In Progress (articles) 

‘Recollection in the Republic?’ 

‘Hannah Arendt on Plato’s forgetfulness of the Political’ 

 

Podcast 

‘Plato’s Erotic Dialogues’, in the series The History of Philosophy without the Gaps, King’s College London (May 2011) 

Contributor to Radio 4 ‘In our Time’ program on Plato’s Symposium

 

 

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University Lectureship in Classics (Ancient Philosophy)

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