Plato’s Ion

Socrates questions Ion, an actor who just won a major prize, about his ability to interpret the epic poetry of Homer. How does an actor, a poet, or any other artist create? Is it...

Gorgias

Gorgias is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato around 380 BC.Plato (424/423 – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens,...

The Apology Of Socrates

The Apology of Socrates by Plato, is the Socratic dialogue that presents the speech of legal self-defence, which Socrates presented at his trial for impiety and corruption, in 399...

Meno

Meno is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato.Plato (424/423 – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first...

Timaeus

Timaeus is one of Plato's dialogues, mostly in the form of a long monologue given by the title character Timaeus of Locri, written c. 360 BC.Plato (424/423 – 348/347 BC)...

Phaedo

Phaedo also known to ancient readers as "On The Soul", is one of the best-known dialogues of Plato's middle period, along with the Republic and the Symposium. The...

Laches

Socrates, as he is younger than either Nicias or Laches, prefers to wait until they have delivered their opinions, which they give in a characteristic manner. Nicias, the...

Parmenides

The awe with which Plato regarded the character of 'the great' Parmenides has extended to the dialogue which he calls by his name. None of the writings of Plato have been more...

Sophist

The Sophist is a Platonic dialogue from the philosopher's late period, most likely written in 360 BC. Its main theme is to identify what a sophist is and how a sophist differs...

Plato’s Greater Hippias

Hippias of Elis travels throughout the Greek world practicing and teaching the art of making beautiful speeches. On a rare visit to Athens, he meets Socrates who questions him...

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