Plato (c. 427347 bce) founded the Academy in Athens, the prototype of all Western universities, and wrote more than twenty philosophical dialogues.
Walter Hamilton (19081988) was master and honorary fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge. His translations for Penguin Classics include Platos Phaedrus and Letters VII and VIII.
Chris Emlyn-Jones teaches in the department of Classical Studies at the Open University.
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A Note on the Text
A: Dialogue with Gorgias
B: Dialogue with Polus
C: Dialogue with Callicles
Glossary of Greek Terms