Heraclides of Pontus
A 4th cent. BC philosopher, one of the first students of Plato in the Academy; an intellectual of great independence of...
Parmenides and Heraclitus
Parmenides and Heraclitus, the most important Presocratic philosophers, had exercised great influence upon Plato. His...
Euthydemus
This dialogue is commonly thought to have been composed by Plato in a period of transition from an early to a middle...
Gnosticism and Plato
Redemptive teachings that developed in the context of Christianity in the course of the first three centuries of its...
Menexenus
Menexenus is a Socratic dialogue composed by Plato during his first writing period. It takes up the subject of epideictic rhetoric and in particular funeral orations.
The Case of Hypatia
Philosopher, mathematician and astronomer who flourished in the late years of the 4th and early 5th century CE at 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...
Philebus
This is one of the late Platonic dialogues, also known in antiquity by the subtitle peri hēdonēs, ēthikos (On pleasure, pertaining to ethics). Plato’s stated aim here is the investigation of...
Menexenus The Case of Hypatia The Atlantis myth Philebus