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Plato's Laws

Malcolm Schofield

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Plato’s LawsIntroductionThe Laws was Plato’s last and longest dialogue. It can claim to be the first work of jurisprudence and likewise the first full...

Plato's Metaphysics

Francesco Ademollo

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Plato’s Metaphysics Introduction A basic introductory account of Plato’s metaphysics that wished to steer as clear of controversy as possible ...

Plato's Timaeus

Thomas Johansen

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Plato’s Timaeus Introduction The Timaeus presents Plato’s theory of the cosmos. It exercised a strong influence on other ancient philosophers,...

Plato’s Apology of Socrates

Charles Platter

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Plato’s Apology of SocratesIntroductionThe Apology of Socrates takes its name from Plato’s version of the defense speech (Greek, apologia) given by So...

Plato’s Phaedo

David Ebrey

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-08-23

Plato’s PhaedoIntroductionPlato’s Phaedo is set on the last day of Socrates’ life, ending with his moving death scene. The dialogue is one of Plato’s ...

Plato’s Philebus

Sylvain Delcomminette

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Plato’s PhilebusIntroductionThe Philebus is almost unanimously considered as one of Plato’s last dialogues, probably written around the same time as t...

Plato’s Sophist

Noburu Notomi

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Plato’s SophistIntroductionThe Sophist is a dialogue by Plato (b. c. 427–d. c. 347 bce) that modern scholarship unanimously places in his later period...

Plato’s Theaetetus

Mi-Kyoung Lee

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

Plato’s TheaetetusIntroductionPlato’s Theaetetus is a dialogue devoted to the question of what knowledge (epistêmê) is; the narrators recount a conver...


Susanna Braund

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Plautus Introduction Titus Maccius Plautus, from Sarsina in Umbria, wrote plays at the turn of the 3rd into the 2nd century bce; only two can ...

Plautus’s Amphitruo

David M. Christenson, Evelyn Rick

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Plautus’s AmphitruoIntroductionThough mythical burlesques (comedies in which gods appear as anthropomorphic characters) were frequently performed in G...

Plautus’s Miles Gloriosus

Timothy Moore, Amanda Kubic

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-06-27

Plautus’s Miles GloriosusIntroductionWhen Miles Gloriosus begins, the soldier Pyrgopolynices has kidnapped Philocomasium, and he has also purchased Pa...

Pliny the Elder

Aude Doody

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-07-28

Pliny the ElderIntroductionGaius Plinius Secundus or Pliny the Elder (b. 23/4–d. 79 ce) is famous for two things: his monumental Natural History (Hist...

Pliny the Younger

Kathleen M. Coleman

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-06-27

Pliny the YoungerIntroductionPliny the Younger—to be distinguished from Pliny the Elder, his maternal uncle and the author of the encyclopedic Natural...


Richard Dufour

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Plotinus Introduction Plotinus (205–270 ce) is considered to be the founder of Neoplatonism. Pupil of Ammonius Saccas, he taught in Rome fr...

Plutarch's Moralia

Lieve Van Hoof

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Plutarch’s Moralia Introduction The non-biographical output of Plutarch of Chaeronea (b. c. 45–d. c. 120 ad) is traditionally grouped together...

Poetic Meter, Latin

Llewelyn Morgan, Peter Brown

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Latin Poetic MeterIntroductionThis article focuses on more recent publications (the material under Bibliographical Surveys will provide excellent guid...

Poetry, Greek: Elegiac and Lyric

Ian Rutherford

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Greek Poetry: Elegiac and Lyric Introduction Although the best-known genres are epic and drama, most Greek poetry took the form of shorter ...

Poetry, Greek: Epigrams

Ruth Scodel

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Greek Poetry: Epigrams Introduction Very soon after Greeks adapted the Phoenician alphabet, they began writing inscriptions in verse, most oft...

Poetry, Greek: Iambos

Christopher G. Brown

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Greek Poetry: Iambos Introduction The word iambos (sometimes Latinized as iambus; the plural is iamboi or iambi) is a word of uncertain etymolo...

Poetry, Greek: Pre-Hellenistic

Gregory Nagy, Leonard Muellner

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

Pre-Hellenistic Greek Poetry in its Social Contexts Introduction This bibliographical essay is divided into six parts, which supersede an olde...

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