Plato

Plato: “Laws”, Book One, Preamble, 360 B.C.E.

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “Laws”, Book One, Preamble, 360 B.C.E. Strangers, let me ask a question of you—Was a God or a man the author...

Plato: “Philebus”, 360 B.C.E.

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “Philebus”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Socrates, Protarchus, Philebus. SOCRATES: Observe, Protarchus, the nature of the position which you are now...

Plato: “Statesman”, 360 B.C.E.

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “Statesman”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Theodorus, Socrates, The Eleatic Stranger, The Younger Socrates. SOCRATES: I owe you many thanks, indeed,...

Plato: “Sophist”, 360 B.C.E.

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “Sophist”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Theodorus, Theaetetus, Socrates. An Eleatic Stranger, whom Theodorus and Theaetetus bring with them. The...

Plato: “Theaetetus,” 360 B.C.E.

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “Theaetetus, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Socrates, Theodorus, Theaetetus. Euclid and Terpsion meet in front of Euclid's house in Megara; they...

Plato: "Theaetetus," 360 B.C.E.

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “Theaetetus, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Socrates, Theodorus, Theaetetus. Euclid and Terpsion meet in front of Euclid's house in Megara; they...

Plato: “Parmenides,” 360 B.C.E.

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “Parmenides”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Cephalus, Adeimantus, Glaucon, Antiphon, Pythodorus, Socrates, Zeno, Parmenides, Aristoteles. Cephalus rehearses a dialogue which is...

Plato: "Parmenides," 360 B.C.E.

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “Parmenides”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Cephalus, Adeimantus, Glaucon, Antiphon, Pythodorus, Socrates, Zeno, Parmenides, Aristoteles. Cephalus rehearses a dialogue which is...

Plato: “Critias,” 360 B.C.E.

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “Critias”, 360 B.C.E. Persons of the Dialogue CRITIAS HERMOCRATES TIMAEUS SOCRATES Timaeus. How thankful I am, Socrates, that I have arrived at last, and, like a...

Plato: "Critias," 360 B.C.E.

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “Critias”, 360 B.C.E. Persons of the Dialogue CRITIAS HERMOCRATES TIMAEUS SOCRATES Timaeus. How thankful I am, Socrates, that I have arrived at last, and, like a...

Plato: “Timaeus,” 360 B.C.E.

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “Timaeus”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Socrates, Critias, Timaeus, Hermocrates. SOCRATES: One, two, three; but where, my dear Timaeus, is the...

Plato: "Timaeus," 360 B.C.E.

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “Timaeus”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Socrates, Critias, Timaeus, Hermocrates. SOCRATES: One, two, three; but where, my dear Timaeus, is the...

Plato: “Gorgias,” 380 B.C.E.

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “Gorgias”, 380 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Callicles, Socrates, Chaerephon, Gorgias, Polus. SCENE: The house of Callicles. CALLICLES: The wise man, as the...

Plato: "Gorgias," 380 B.C.E.

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “Gorgias”, 380 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Callicles, Socrates, Chaerephon, Gorgias, Polus. SCENE: The house of Callicles. CALLICLES: The wise man, as the...

Plato: "Phaedo," 360 B.C.E.

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “Phaedo”, 360 B.C.E. Persons of the Dialogue: PHAEDO, who is the narrator of the dialogue to ECHECRATES of Phlius SOCRATES APOLLODORUS SIMMIAS CEBES CRITO ATTENDANT OF THE PRISON Scene:...

Plato: “Phaedo,” 360 B.C.E.

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “Phaedo”, 360 B.C.E. Persons of the Dialogue: PHAEDO, who is the narrator of the dialogue to ECHECRATES of Phlius SOCRATES APOLLODORUS SIMMIAS CEBES CRITO ATTENDANT OF THE PRISON Scene:...

Plato: “Euthyphro,”

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “Euthyphro”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Socrates, Euthyphro. SCENE: The Porch of the King Archon. EUTHYPHRO: Why have you left the Lyceum,...

Plato: "Euthyphro,"

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “Euthyphro”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Socrates, Euthyphro. SCENE: The Porch of the King Archon. EUTHYPHRO: Why have you left the Lyceum,...

Plato: “Meno,”

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “The Republic”, Book Two, 380 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Meno, Socrates, A Slave of Meno (Boy), Anytus. MENO: Can you tell...

Plato: "Meno,"

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Plato: “The Republic”, Book Two, 380 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Meno, Socrates, A Slave of Meno (Boy), Anytus. MENO: Can you tell...