Charmides
Traditionally, the Charmides has been thought to belong to the so-called Socratic dialogues of Plato and hence in the early phase of Plato’s production. According to the interpretation outlined below, on the one hand, the dialogue is ‘Socratic’ but, on the other hand, it points to...
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 Gorgias
The Gorgias is Plato’s longest dialogue after the Republic and the Laws. Nominally the subject matter of the dialogue is rhetoric, but the main theme is justice and the part it plays in human happiness. It is the only Platonic dialogue where Socrates fails to convince any of his interlocutors.
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 Phaedrus
Dialogue of peculiar narrative structure. For many scholars, it marks the transition from the middle to the late period of Platonic philosophy.
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Alcibiades
Alcibiades is a Platonic dialogue focusing on the themes of self-knowledge, and self-care. Measured with stylometric criteria the dialogue is placed in the philosopher’s early or Socratic writing period. Alcibiades is complemented by the indication “first” or “major”...
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Ancient commentaries on Platonic dialogues
Ancient texts interpreting Plato’s dialogues, composed mainly in late antiquity by philosopher-scholars of the Neoplatonic school.
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Ancient introductory handbooks for the study of Plato’s dialogues
Introductory works for the study of Plato’s dialogues written during the periods of Middle Platonism and Neoplatonism.
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Arabic Translations of Platonic works
Arabs of the Middle Ages considered Plato (Aflāṭūn) a “divine philosopher”, but his work was not as well known as that of Aristotle or Neo-Platonists; we do not know whether there ever existed a complete translation of any of his dialogues. The Arabic world was acquainted with...
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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.
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Cratylus
Cratylus is a Socratic dialogue composed by Plato during either his first transitional or the middle period. The topic of the dialogue is the correctness of names.
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Critias
Unfinished Platonic dialogue, sequel to the Timaeus and the Atlantis myth.
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