Platonic Questions: Dialogues with the Silent Philosopher

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Penn State Press, 2010 M11 1

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Contents

PROLOGUE
ix
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
xvii
ABBREVIATIONS AND SOURCES OF CITATIONS
xix
CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE
xxi
SOCRATES
1
Plato the Socratic
3
Dramatic Settings
15
Portrait Frames
23
Plato and the Poets
129
Platonic Poetry
141
Dramatis Personae
151
The Open Dialogue
165
DIALECTIC
177
The Socratic Elencbos
179
The Virtue of Knowledge
191
Eros and Psyche
201

The Shadow of Death
33
The Philosopher in Court The Apology of Socrates
41
Socrates Herds
51
Socrates Eros The Symposium
61
Socrates Silenus Alcibiades Speech in the Symposium
69
DIALOGUE
77
Dialogue
79
Socratic Irony
93
Platonic Writing
101
Mimesis
117
Thinking About Ideas
213
The Sun the Line and the Cave Republic 67
229
Kallipolis The Republic
241
The World of the Demiurge The Timaeus
255
Magnesia The Laws
267
THE ORDER OF THE DIALOGUES
283
BIBLIOGRAPHY
287
INDEX OF PASSAGES CITED
295
GENERAL INDEX
303
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