Plato

Plato: Extreme Liberty and the Road to Tyranny

DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS, PLATO Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most...

Plato: “The Seventh Letter”, 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “The Seventh Letter”, 360 B.C.E. Plato TO THE RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF DION. WELFARE. You write to me that I must...

Plato: “Laws”, Book One, 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Laws”, Book One, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: An Athenian Stranger, Cleinias (a Cretan), Megillus (a Lacedaemonian). ATHENIAN: Tell me,...

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

The Moral Liberal, 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...

Plato: “Philebus”, 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, 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...

Plato: “Statesman”, 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, 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,...

Plato: “Sophist”, 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, 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....

Plato: “Theaetetus,” 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, 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;...

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

The Moral Liberal, 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;...

Plato: “Parmenides,” 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, 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...

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

The Moral Liberal, 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...

Plato: “Critias,” 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, 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...

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

The Moral Liberal, 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...

Plato: “Timaeus,” 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, 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...

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

The Moral Liberal, 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...

Plato: “Gorgias,” 380 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, 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...

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

The Moral Liberal, 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...

Plato: “Phaedo,” 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, 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...

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

The Moral Liberal, 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...

Plato: “Euthyphro,”

The Moral Liberal, 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...

Plato: "Euthyphro,"

The Moral Liberal, 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...

Plato: “Meno,”

The Moral Liberal, 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...

Plato: "Meno,"

The Moral Liberal, 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...

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

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Symposium”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Apollodorus, who repeats to his companion the dialogue which he had heard from...

Plato: “Symposium,” 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Symposium”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Apollodorus, who repeats to his companion the dialogue which he had heard from...

Plato: Ion, 380 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Ion”, 380 B.C.E. Persons of the Dialogue SOCRATES ION Socrates. Welcome, Ion. Are you from your native city of Ephesus? Ion. No, Socrates; but...

Plato: Phaedrus, 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Phaedrus”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Socrates, Phaedrus. SCENE: Under a plane-tree, by the banks of the Ilissus. SOCRATES: My dear...

Plato: “Cratylus”, 360 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Cratylus”, 360 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Socrates, Hermogenes, Cratylus. HERMOGENES: Suppose that we make Socrates a party to the argument? CRATYLUS:...

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

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Euthydemus”, 380 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Socrates, who is the narrator of the Dialogue. Crito, Cleinias, Euthydemus, Dionysodorus, Ctesippus. SCENE:...

Plato: “Euthydemus,” 380 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Euthydemus”, 380 B.C.E. PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Socrates, who is the narrator of the Dialogue. Crito, Cleinias, Euthydemus, Dionysodorus, Ctesippus. SCENE:...