The Rhetorical Plato

In this central page find everything in this wiki on Plato's works as they relate to rhetoric.

General List of Plato's Dialogues in Some Kind of Order

Early Dialogues

Euthyphro, Apology, Crito concern events surrounding Socrates’ trial and execution.
Lysis, Charmides and Laches are open-ended dialogues seeking definitions of ethical terms.

Middle Dialogues

The middle dialogues move toward more constructive statements about ethics and divine and human nature.
Protagoras, Meno, Euthydemus, Gorgias, Cratylus, Symposium, Phaedo, Republic, Phaedrus.

Late Dialogues

The later dialogues become more abstract and categorical. The dialogic form is stylized to the point where individual personalities fade away.
Theaetetus, Parmenides, Sophist, Politicus, Philebus, Timaeus, Laws.


Outline of Plato's Gorgias
Outline of Plato's Phaedrus


General Sources on the Rhetorical Plato

Web Resources

The works of Plato on The Perseus Digital Library Scaife Viewer


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