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The Dialogues of Plato
Socratic Dialogues : Socrates,

the Virtues, the Sophists Image File history File links Plato-raphael. ... Socrates (Greek: Σωκράτης, invariably anglicized as , Sǒcratēs; 470–399 BCE) was an ancient Greek philosopher who is widely credited for laying the foundation for Western philosophy. ... Virtue (Latin virtus; Greek ) is moral excellence of a man or a woman. ... Sophism was originally a term for the techniques taught by a highly respected group of philosophy and rhetoric teachers in ancient Greece. ...

Hippias Minor
First Alcibiades
Euthyphro
LachesCharmides
LysisHippias MajorIon
ProtagorasEuthydemus
GorgiasMenexenus
MenoCritias
Apology
CritoCratylus
The great dialogues : theory of forms,

politics, death, dialectic, love. Hippias Minor (or On Lying) is one of Platos early dialogues, written while the author was still young, although the exact date has not been established. ... The First Alcibiades or Alcibiades I is a dialogue featuring Alcibiades in conversation with Socrates, ascribed to Plato, but his authorship is doubtful, though probably written by someone within a century or two of Platos other works. ... Euthyphro is one of Platos known early dialogues. ... Laches, also known as Courage, is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato, and concerns the topic of courage. ... The Charmides (Greek: ) is a dialogue of Plato, discussing the nature and utility of temperance. ... Hippias Major (or What is Beauty) is one of the dialogues of Plato. ... Platos Ion aims to give an account of poetry in dialogue form. ... Protagoras is the title of one of Platos dialogues. ... Euthydemus (Euthydemos), written 380 BCE, is dialogue by Plato which satirizes the logical fallacies of the Sophists. ... Gorgias refers to the last dialogue that Plato wrote before leaving Athens. ... The Menexenus is a Socratic dialogue of Plato, traditionally included in the seventh tetralogy along with the Greater and Lesser Hippias and the Ion. ... Meno is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato. ... Critias, a dialogue of Platos, speaks about a variety of subjects. ... (The) Apology (of Socrates) is Platos version of the speech given by Socrates as he defends himself against the charges of being a man who corrupted the young, did not believe in the gods, and created new deities. Apology here has its earlier meaning (now usually expressed by the... The Crito (IPA [kriːtɔːn]; in English usually [ˈkɹiːtɘʊː]) is a well-known dialogue by the ancient Greek philosopher, Plato, between Socrates and his follower the rich Athenian Crito (or Criton), regarding the source and nature of political obligation. ... Cratylus (Κρατυλος) is the name of a dialogue by Plato, written in approximately 360 BC. In the dialogue, Socrates is asked by two men, Cratylus and Hermogenes, to advise them whether names are conventional or natural, that is, whether language is a system of arbitrary signs or whether words have an... It has been suggested that The Forms be merged into this article or section. ...

PhaedoThe Symposium
The RepublicPhaedrus
The late dialogues :

Criticism of the theory of forms, The Phaedo (pronounced FEE-doh) is the fourth and last dialogue detailing the final days of Socrates and contains the death scene. ... A fresco taken from the north wall of the Tomb of the Diver featuring an image of a symposium The Symposium is a Socratic dialogue by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato, student of Socrates, focusing on Eros (love) and its place in the philosophic path. ... The Republic (Greek ) is an influential work of philosophy and political theory by the Greek philosopher Plato, written in approximately 390 BC. It is written in the format of a Socratic dialogue. ... Platos Phaedrus is a dialogue between Socrates and Phaedrus. ...


cosmology, politics, metaphysics

TheaetetusParmenides
The SophistPhilebus
The StatesmanTimaeus
Laws
Of doubtful authenticity
Second Alcibiades – The Rivals
Theages – Epinomis – Minos
Clitophon

Lysis is one of the socratic dialogues written by Plato and discusses the nature of friendship. The Theætetus is a dialogue by Plato. ... Parmenides is one of the dialogues of Plato. ... The Sophist (Greek: Σοφιστής) is one of the late Dialogues of Plato, which was written much more lately than the Parmenides and the Theaetetus, probably in 360 BC.After he criticized his own Theory of Forms in the Parmenides, Plato proceeds in the Sophist with a new conception of the Forms... Philebus is among the last of the late Socratic dialogues of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato. ... The Statesman, or Politikos in Greek and Politicus in Latin, is a four part dialogue contained within the work of Plato. ... Timaeus is a theoretical treatise of Plato in the form of a Socratic dialogue, written circa 360 B.C. The work puts forward speculation on the nature of the physical world. ... The Laws is Platos last and longest dialogue. ... The Second Alcibiades or Alcibiades II is a dialogue ascribed to Plato, featring Alcibiades conversing with Socrates, but there is a general consensus amongst scholars that this text is spurious, though again probably written by someone within a century or two of Platos other works. ... The Epinomis is a dialogue in the style of Plato, but today considered spurious by most scholars. ... The Clitophon, a dialogue generally ascribed to Plato, is significant for focusing on Socrates role as an exhorter of other people to engage in philosophic inquiry. ... Socratic dialogue (Greek Σωκρατικός λόγος or Σωκρατικός διάλογος), is a prose literary form developed in Greece at the turn of the fourth century BCE, preserved today in the dialogues of Plato and the Socratic works of Xenophon - either dramatic or narrative - in which characters discuss moral and philosophical problems. ... For other uses, see Plato (disambiguation). ... Friendship is a term used to denote co-operative and supportive behaviour between two or more social entities. ...


The main characters are Socrates, the boys Lysis and Menexenus who are friends, as well as Hippothales, who is in unrequited love with Lysis. Socrates (Greek: Σωκράτης, invariably anglicized as , Sǒcratēs; 470–399 BCE) was an ancient Greek philosopher who is widely credited for laying the foundation for Western philosophy. ...


Socrates proposes several possible notions regarding the true nature of friendship: Friendship between like and like; friendship between unlike and unlike; friendship between neither-good-nor-bad and good in the presence of evil.


In the end, Socrates discards all these ideas as wrong. While no definite conclusion is reached, it is suggested that the common pursuit of the "good and beautiful" (kalos kagathos) is the true motivation for friendship. Kalos Kagathos (καλός καγαθός) or kalokagathos is the combination of two words; “kalos” and “agathos”. “To kalon” (τό καλόν) is “The Beautiful”. It was an ideal that...


French aristocrat Jacques d'Adelsward-Fersen, who had fled Paris in the early 1900s after a homosexual scandal, named the house he built on Capri Villa Lysis after the title of this dialogue. Baron Jacques dAdelsward-Fersen 1905/10 Baron Jacques dAdelsward-Fersen (February 20, 1880–November 5, 1923) was a French aristocrat and minor author and poet. ... Part of the Paris area skyline with from left to right: Montparnasse Tower, Eiffel Tower, and La Défense. ... // Events and trends Technology First flight by the Wright brothers, December 17, 1903. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ... Overlooking Capri harbor from the rotunda in Villa San Michele. ...


Translations

Benjamin Jowett (April 15, 1817 – October 1, 1893) was an English scholar and theologian, Master of Balliol College, Oxford. ... Stanley Lombardo is a professor of Classics at the University of Kansas. ...

External links

  • FriendshipBBC In Our Time program which discusses the different concepts of friendship and Lysis
Dialogues of Plato

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The Internet Classics Archive | Lysis, or Friendship by Plato (6685 words)
And so, Lysis and Menexenus, we have discovered the nature of friendship-there can be no doubt of it: Friendship is the love which by reason of the presence of evil the neither good nor evil has of the good, either in the soul, or in the body, or anywhere.
Lysis and Menexenus, I am afraid that we have been grasping at a shadow only.
Lysis and Menexenus gave a faint assent to this; and Hippothales changed into all manner of colours with delight.
Lysis (dialogue) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (186 words)
Lysis is one of the socratic dialogues written by Plato and discusses the nature of friendship.
The main characters are Socrates, the boys Lysis and Menexenus who are friends, as well as Hippothales, who is in unrequited love with Lysis.
French aristocrat Jacques d'Adelsward-Fersen, who had fled Paris in the early 1900s after a homosexual scandal, named the house he built on Capri Villa Lysis after the title of this dialogue.
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