a: A Platonic Dialogue ~
b: a little play with Socrates the main character
What: "Plato's Dialogues are like little plays with Socrates the main character. They are back and forth conversations of people with Socrates.". This is from a general humanities book. Nice clear discussion.
Writer: Jeremiah D. McAuliff
Date: Sep 25 2010 9:43 AM
a: A platonic dialogue ~
b: hanging out with friends
What: "The way they're written is like hanging out with friends, and somebody will say something and before you know it Socrates will be bouncing off the ceiling again." See the link for a discussion of Plato's book club.
Writer: JO WALTON
Date: Sep 25 2010 9:51 AM
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