Laches
Laches is an aporetic dialogue composed by Plato in his early period. It inquires into the definition of courage...
Neopythagoreanism
Neologism referring to the various forms of revival of Pythagoreanism from the Hellenistic era down to modern times,...
Isocrates
Representing the tradition that was only later described as rhetorical, Isocrates was a key figure in the educational...
Thucydides and Plato
Plato never mentions Thucydides and his History in his works. Plato was, however, quite familiar with it, and in some...
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...
Ammonius, son of Hermias
Neoplatonist philosopher, who held the public chair of philosophy in Alexandria during the last decades of the 5th and the first decades of the 6th century AD. His exegetical output, such as it was...
Plutarch
Platonist philosopher and historian, who lived between 45/47 and 120 CE in the area of Chaeronea and Delphi.
The symposium
The symposion as a main mode of entertainment and social interaction between wealthy Greeks became established in the 7th century, and survived well into Late Antiquity. This was an aristocratic...
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