Menexenus (Greek: Μενέξενоς) was one of three sons of Socrates and Xanthippe. SOCRATES is the European Community action programme in the field of Education. Xanthippe (Ξανθίππη was the wife of Socrates and mother of their three sons Lamprocles, Sophroniscus, and Menexenus. His two brothers were Lamprocles and Sophroniscus. Lamprocles was Socrates ' and Xanthippe 's eldest son His two brothers were Menexenus and Sophroniscus Menexenus is not to be confused with the character of the same name who appears in Plato's dialogues Menexenus and Lysis. Biography Early life Birth and family Plato was born in Athens Greece The Menexenus (Greek Μενέξενоς is a Socratic dialogue of Plato traditionally included in the seventh tetralogy along with the Greater Lysis is a dialogue of Plato which discusses the nature of Friendship. Socrates' sons Menexenus and Sophroniscus were mere children at the time of their father's trial and death (Plato Apology 34d, Pheado 116b), one of them small enough to be held in his mother's arms (Plato Pheado 60a). As there was an ancient Greek tradition of naming the eldest sons after their grandfathers, Menexenus was likely the youngest of the three. According to Aristotle, Socrates' descendants as a whole turned out to be unremarkable: "silly and dull" (Rhetoric 1390b30-32). Aristotle (Greek Aristotélēs) (384 BC – 322 BC was a Greek philosopher a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great.