Plato (c. 428 – 348 BC) | Dialogues | Index


Plato (c. 428 – 348 BC) | Dialogues | Index

Plato (c. 428 – 348 BC) | Dialogues | Index.
Here you can read online the works of one of the most influential and important Philosopher of the Ancient Greece Plato. Without studies of Plato it may be very difficult to understand later Western Idealistic philosophies, including those of Christianity and especially those of Eastern Orthodox Christianity - they all have developed under influence of Plato and his students and followers. Full Index of Dialogues. Click the Title to Read.

Socrates | Know thyself

Why did his pupils reverence Socrates so? Perhaps because he was a man as well as a philosopher: he had at great risk saved the life of Alcibiades in battle; and he could drink like a gentleman—without fear and without excess. But no doubt they liked best in him the modesty of his wisdom: he did not claim to have

Plato | Life and Legends

Plato | Life and Legends ca. 428– 348 BC. PLATO was born at Aegina in B.C. 430, the same year that Pericles died of a noble family which traced its descent from Codrus (ca 1089–1068 BC), the last hero -king of Attica. Little is told us of his early years beyond some stories of the divinity which hedged him in

Plato and His Philosophy | Intro Course

Plato's meeting with Socrates had been a turning point in his life. He had been brought up in comfort, and perhaps in wealth; he was a handsome and vigorous youth—called Plato, it is said, because of the breadth of his shoulders; he had excelled as a soldier, and had won prizes at the Isthmian Games: Plato's subtle soul had found

Republic | Plato

Republic Plato (c. 428 – 348 BC) Translated by Benjamin Jowett Republic | Book I - Part 1 SOCRATES - GLAUCON I went down yesterday to the Piraeus with Glaucon the son of Ariston, that I might offer up my prayers to the goddess; and also because I wanted to see in what manner they would celebrate the festival, which

Apology of Socrates | Plato

Apology of Socrates Plato (c. 428 – 348 BC) Translated by Benjamin Jowett How you, O Athenians, have been affected by my accusers, I cannot tell; but I know that they almost made me forget who I was – so persuasively did they speak; and yet they have hardly uttered a word of truth. The hour of departure has arrived,

Charmides | Plato

What do you think of him, Socrates? Has he not a beautiful face? Most beautiful, I said. By Heracles – I said – there never was such a paragon, if he has only one other slight addition. What is that? said Critias. If he has a noble soul; and being of your house, Critias, he may be expected to have

First Alcibiades | Plato

First Alcibiades Plato (c. 428 – 348 BC) Translated by Benjamin Jowett Persons of the dialogue: Alcibiades - /a prototype of a prominent Athenian statesman, orator, and general In times of Plato - Alcibiades (c. 450 – 404 BC), see statue/, Socrates. Then you or anyone who means to govern and superintend, not only himself and the things of himself,

Second Alcibiades | Plato school

Second Alcibiades Plato School Translated by Benjamin Jowett The text "Second Alcibiades" is not a direct continuation of "First Alcibiades" published earlier, but an independent work. Written in a style of Plato's dialogue and featuring the well known prototypes of Socrates and Alcibiades, historically it has been ascribed to Plato. However, contemporary critics mostly consider it apocriphal, probably written not