Medieval Dualist Heresies
Pessimistic dualist tendencies emerged in Western Europe between the 11th and 14th century; they seem to echo a...
Platonic theology
Notwithstanding the widely held belief that Plato is constructing a theological system, the Platonic texts themselves...
Portraits and statues of philosophers
The sculptured portraits of philosophers in the 4thc.BC are essentially standardized representations of "the role of...
Plato in Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art
Plato is depicted in Byzantine and post-Byzantine art mostly in paintings outside the churches’ nave as a Greek...
Greek scholars in Italy
In the late 14th century a number of scholars originating from the lands of the Byzantine Empire began resettling to Italy. With them they carried manuscripts, and rendered important services as...
Euthyphro
Socratic dialogue of Plato’s, generally considered as early, dealing with the definition of piety (or holiness or reverence).
Pythagoreans (and Plato)
The Pythagorean world-view was at the onset shaped as a religious practice, and progressively evolved into a kind of mathematical philosophy. Some of Plato’s key philosophical points bear the...
Crito
The dialogue Crito is an early composition by Plato. By having Socrates resist Crito's offer to help him escape prison, Plato takes up the major issues of justice and obedience to law.
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