David Johnson | LCIT | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

David Johnson

Professor of Classics

David Johnson

Office: Faner 2037

Phone: 618-453-5400

Email: mjohnson@siu.edu

My primary research interest these days is Socratic literature, particularly Xenophon's Socratic works. For the last 100 years or so Xenophon's works have often been ignored, while Plato's works have been studied ever more intensely. I am convinced that Xenophon's works are constructed with much more literary sophistication than is usually assumed, and that the Socrates who emerges from a close study of these works is a figure well worth all the study I can give him.