Numenius
One of the most important Neopythagorean philosophers of Middle Platonism. His thought influenced Plotinus and Porphyry...
Socratic and Platonic dialogue
Socratic dialogues are the dialogical texts written by Socrates’ pupils, whose protagonist is Socrates himself;...
Greek scholars in Italy
In the late 14th century a number of scholars originating from the lands of the Byzantine Empire began resettling to...
20th century political theories and Plato
Throughout the twentieth century platonic philosophy becomes the subject of various hermeneutic approaches. The...
Political Institutions in Classical Athens
The democracy of Athens reached its full development with Kleisthenes’ reforms in 507 B.C., and preserved it until their defeat in the Lamian War in 322 B.C. - when the Macedonians interfered...
Copies of Platonic works in Byzantium – manuscript tradition
The main features of the manuscript tradition of works by Plato (or works wrongly attributed to Plato) and by Plato’s commentators in Byzantium.
Democritus (and Plato)
The last, most important and boldest Presocratic philosopher, Democritus introduced the atomist theory and is considered to be Plato’s great theoretical opponent.
Plato’s works – developmentalist theories
Plato’s entire corpus has come down to us in excellent condition – approximately thirty dialogues are considered to be genuine. The developmentalist approach of Plato’s philosophy...
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