Books

Achilles and Hector: The Homeric Hero

– "Achilles and Hector: The Homeric Hero," Ph.D. dissertation, University of Chicago: 1955. Reprinted in St. John's Review in two parts: Spring 1985: 31-58; Part II, Summer 1985: 85-114. Also published by St. Augustine's Press (2005) in cloth and paperback.

Herodotean Inquiries

Herodotean Inquiries. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1969. New edition with "Second Thoughts." South Bend: St. Augustine's Press, 1999.

Plato’s Symposium

– Plato's Symposium. A translation by Seth Benardete with commentaries by Allan Bloom and Seth Benardete. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.

Aristotle’s “On Poetics”

– Aristotle - On Poetics. A translation by Seth Benardete and Michael Davis. South Bend, IN: St. Augustine's Press, 2002.

Essays

Plato’s Sophist 231b1–7

– "Plato's Sophist 231b1-7," Phronesis 5, no. 3 (1960): 129-139. Reprinted in The Archaeology of the Soul, 2012.

Achilles and the Iliad

– "Achilles and the Iliad," Hermes 91, No. 1 (1963): 1-16. Reprinted in The Argument of the Action, 2000.

Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus

– "Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus." in Ancients and Moderns, 1-15, New York, Basic Books, 1964. Reprinted in The Argument of the Action, 2000.

The Crimes and Arts of Prometheus

– "The Crimes and Arts of Prometheus," Rheinisches Museum fur Philologie 107, No. 2, (1964): 126-139. Reprinted in The Archaeology of the Soul, 2012.

XRH and DEI in Plato and Others

“XRH and DEI in Plato and Others,” Glotta 43, nos. 3-4 (1965): 285-98. Reprinted in The Archaeology of the Soul, 2012.

Memorial Speech for Leo Strauss

– Memorial Speech for Leo Strauss, New School for Social Research, 1974. Reprinted in The Archaeology of the Soul, 2012.

A Reading of Sophocles’ Antigone

– "A Reading of Sophocles' Antigone, In Three Parts: Interpretation 4, No. 3 (Spring 1975): 148-196; 5, no. 1 (Summer 1975): 1-55; 5, no. 2 (Winter 1975): 148-184. Reprinted as Sacred Transgressions: A Reading of Sophocles' Antigone. 1999.

Aristotle’s De Anima III.3–5

– "Aristotle's de anima III.3-5," Review of Metaphysics, 28, no. 4 (June 1975): 611-622. Reprinted in The Archaeology of the Soul, 2012.

Euripides’ Hippolytus

– "Euripides' Hippolytus." In Essays in Honor of Jacob Klein, 21-47, Annapolis: St. John's College Press, 1976.  Reprinted in The Argument of the Action, 2000.

The Grammar of Being

"The Grammar of Being," Review of Metaphysics 30, No. 3 (1977): 486-496. Reprinted in The Archaeology of the Soul, 2012.

Leo Strauss’s The City and Man

– "Leo Strauss's The City and Man," Political Science Reviewer 8 (1978): 1-20. Reprinted in The Archaeology of the Soul, 2012.

On Greek Tragedy

– "On Greek Tragedy," in The Great Ideas Today, 102-143. Chicago: Encyclopedia Brittanica, 1980. Reprinted in The Argument of the Action, 2000.

On Interpreting Plato’s Charmides

– "On Interpreting Plato's Charmides," New School Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 11 (1986): 9-36. Reprinted in The Argument of the Action, 2000.

The Plan of the Statesman

– "The Plan of the Statesman," Metis: Revue d'anthropologie du monde grec ancien 7, nos. 1-2 (1992): 25-47. Reprinted in The Argument of the Action, 2000.

On Plato’s Sophist

– "On Plato's Sophist," Review of Metaphysics 46, No. 4 (June 1993): 747-780. Reprinted in The Argument of the Action, 2000.

The Poet-Merchant and the Stranger from the Sea

– "The Poet-Merchant and the Stranger from the Sea." The Greeks and the Sea, 59-65, ed. Speros Vryonis. New York: Aristede Caratzas Publishers, 1993. Reprinted in The Archaeology of the Soul, 2012.

On Plato’s Symposium

– "On Plato's Symposium," Munich: Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung, 1994. Reprinted in The Argument of the Action, 2000.

On Plato’s Lysis

– "On Plato's Lysis," ms. 1994. In The Argument of the Action, 2000.

The Play of Truth

– "The Play of Truth." Review of R.B. Rutherford, The Art of Plato: Ten Essays in Platonic InterpretationBoston Book Review, November 10, 1995. Reprinted in The Archaeology of the Soul, 2012.

Plato, True and False

– "Plato, True and False," Review of Plato: Complete Works, edited by John M. Cooper. The New Criterion, February 1998: 70-74. Reprinted in The Archaeology of the Soul, 2012.

The First Crisis in First Philosophy

– "The First Crisis in First Philosophy," Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 18, No. 1 (1995: 237-248, 1999. Reprinted in The Argument of the Action, 2000.

On the Timaeus

– "On the Timaeus." Lecture at The Hannah Arendt/Reiner Schurmann Memorial Symposium in Political Philosophy: "The Philosophy of Leo Strauss," New School for Social Research, 1999. In The Argument of the Action, 2000.

Metamorphosis and Conversion: Apuleius’s Metamorphoses

– "Metamorphosis and Conversion: Apuleius's Metamorphoses." In Literary Imagination, Ancient and Modern: Essays in Honor of David Grene, edited by Todd Breyfogle, 155-176. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999. Reprinted in The Archaeology of the Soul, 2012.

Plato’s Phaedo

– "Plato's Phaedo," ms. 1980. In The Argument of the Action, 2000.

Strauss on Plato

– "Strauss on Plato," University of Chicago lecture, 1993. In The Argument of the Action, 2000.

On Heraclitus

– "On Heraclitus." Review of Metaphysics 53, No. 3 (March 2000): 613-33.

Derrida and Plato

– "Derrida and Plato." Lecture delivered at NYU, in a series "Derrida and his Non-Contemporaries," October 19, 2000. In The Archaeology of the Soul, 2012.

Freedom, Grace and Necessity

– "Freedom, Grace and Necessity." Freedom and the Human Person, edited by Richard Velkley. Studies in Philosophy and the History of Philosophy, Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2007. Reprinted in The Archaeology of the Soul, 2012.

Aeneid

– "Aeneid." Manuscript, undated. In The Archaeology of the Soul, 2012.

Horace C.I.xv

– "Horace C.I.xv." Manuscript, undated. In The Archaeology of the Soul, 2012.

Commentary

At Homer’s Diner by Mark Blitz

– Mark Blitz, "At Homer's Diner" (Review of Encounters and ReflectionsThe Weekly Standard, Vol. 28, no. 29, April 7, 2003.

Review of The Archaeology of the Soul

– Steven Berg, Review of The Archaeology of the SoulPolis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought, Vol. 30, no. 2 (2013): 340-343.

Multimedia

The Benardete Memorial Service

– N.Y.U. memorial service for Seth Benardete, Feb. 1, 2002. Copyright 2003 by The Benardete Archive Inc. contact@benardetearchive.org Speakers included Harvey Mansfield, Ronna Burger, Michael Davis, Victor Gourevitch, José Benardete, and others.