Epinomis
Epinomis is the dialogue putatively concluding the Laws. It takes up the question about the education of the higher...
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...
The significance of myth in Plato
Even with Plato's explicit repudiation of mythical poetry, his work incorporates a serious number of mythical...
Porphyry
Major Neoplatonist philosopher of the 3rd century AD (234 – ca 305 AD), disciple and editor of Plotinus, well...
The “Socratic problem”
The term “Socratic problem” indicates the difficulty with which the historical Socrates can be distinguished from the Socrates of the texts that refer to him; this means, for the most...
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,...
Plato and poetry
Plato’s polemic against poetry is undermined by a paradox: his own dialogues square with the characterization poetic. At any rate, it appears that the philosopher himself lays claim to the...
Society in Classical Athens
Classical Athens was populated by thousands of people. According to the customs of the period, they were divided into groups of divergent political, social and professional rights and obligations.
The “Socratic problem” Socratic and Platonic dialogue Plato and poetry Society in Classical Athens