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...

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...

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...

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'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...