Education in Classical Athens
Education -paideia- for the Athenians of the Classical era meant the moral edification of freeborn youths that involved...
Pericles and his circle
Pericles dominated the Athenian political scene for more than 30 years, leading the city to its apogee. Among his most...
The myth of Protagoras
In the Platonic dialogue Protagoras the renowned sophist transforms the myth of Prometheus with the aim of pointing out...
Translations of Plato in Modern Greek
Systematic translation of Plato’s works began in the early 20th century and continues strong to date. Few,...
Christianity and Middle Platonism
The birth of Christian philosophy for apologetic purposes was affected by Middle Platonism and represented by important thinkers as Justin and Clement of Alexandria.
The Atlantis myth
The most famous Platonic myth. It is included in the Timaeus and the Critias and relates the existence of mythical Atlantis, its conflict with ancient Athens and its sinking to the bottom of the...
Bessarion
Bessarion (circa 1399/1400-1472) was one of the most important scholars in Late Byzantium, a theologian and philosopher that played a decisive role in the transfer of studies from East to the West...
Socratic and Platonic dialogue
Socratic dialogues are the dialogical texts written by Socrates’ pupils, whose protagonist is Socrates himself; the Platonic dialogues reserve a prominent place among them. However,...
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