Augustine of Hippo (Saint Augustine)
Augustine (354-430) was the most important theologian and philosopher of the early Latin medieval thought and is...
Education in Classical Athens
Education -paideia- for the Athenians of the Classical era meant the moral edification of freeborn youths that involved...
The symposium
The symposion as a main mode of entertainment and social interaction between wealthy Greeks became established in the...
Plato and rhetoric
The quarrel between philosophy and rhetoric is to a large extent a product of the educational rivalry that took place...
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 Organization of the Academy: Publishing Procedures
What was the procedure of publishing a text in Plato’s day, who was the recipient of this procedure and to what extent does it represent a common practice in his time?
John Duns Scotus
John Duns Scotus (c. 1266-1308) devised an inventive philosophical-theological system, in which he either interprets or rejects platonic motives. He exerted great influence upon Modern Philosophy.
Plato’s unwritten doctrines
The term “unwritten doctrines” refers to Plato’s views on the principles of beings, which he did not include in his dialogues but allegedly expounded orally in the Academy. The...
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