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LibriVox recording of Cratylus by Plato (Πλάτων). (Translated by Benjamin Jowett.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards Cratylus (ΚΡΑΤΥΛΟΣ) discusses whether things have names by mere convention or have true names which can only be correctly applied to the object named and may have originated from God. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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LibriVox recording of politia 1 by Plato (Πλάτων). Read in Greek by karampas1968 Η θεμελιώδης βάσις της Πολιτείας του Πλάτωνος είναι η τελεία συνταύτισις της ευτυχίας και της δικαιοσύνης· το περιεχόμενον δηλαδή του πολυθρυλήτου αυτού έργου είναι καθαρώς ηθικόν, και μολαταύτα εκ των δύο τίτλων, που μας...
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LibriVox recording of Phaedon by Plato (Πλάτων). Read in Greek by karampas1968 Στο Φαίδων, ο Πλάτωνας μας παρουσιάζει τις συζητήσεις που έκανε ο Σωκράτης με μαθητές του πριν πιει το κώνειο και αφορούν φιλοσοφικά, ηθικά και ψυχολογικά ζητήματα - Summary by karampas1968 For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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LibriVox recording of Plato's Definitions and Epigrams by Plato (Πλάτων). Read in Ancient Greek by Maria Sozopoulou Definitions is a dictionary of 184 terms, originated in Plato’s Academy. Until late antiquity Plato was named as the author of this work, but in the anonymous Prolegomena to Platonic Philosophy, 10. 26. 4 Speusippus is mentioned as the author. The 32 Epigrams are attributed to Plato and are short poems written in the form of elegiac couplets. Οἱ Ὅροι εἶναι...
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LibriVox recording of The Symposium by Plato (Πλάτων). Translated by Benjamin Jowett. Read by a full cast. In one of Plato's more accessible works, Apollodorus tells a friend about a drinking party (or symposium) attended by many of intellectuals of late 5th century Athens. The men are one their second night of celebration for Agathon's victory at the city Dionysia, and decide that instead of drinking, they should give speeches in praise of love. - Summary by Libby Gohn Cast List:...
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LibriVox recording of Theaetetus by Plato (Πλάτων). (Translated by Benjamin Jowett.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards Theaetetus (Ancient Greek: Θεαίτητος) discusses concepts including perception, true judgment and knowledge. Socrates compares the human mind to a piece of wax and is critical of lawyers who seek only to persuade. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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LibriVox recording of Critón o el deber by Plato (Πλάτων). (Translated by Patricio de Azcárate Corral.) Read in Spanish by Tux. Diálogo entre Sócrates y Critón, horas antes de la ejecución del filósofo, en que se trata del deber. Summary by Tux For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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LibriVox recording of Parmenides by Plato (Πλάτων). (Translated by Benjamin Jowett.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards Parmenides (Ancient Greek: ΠΑΡΜΕΝΙΔΗΣ) recounts a meeting between Socrates, Zeno and Parmenides. Topics discussed include universals, plurality and the One.- Summary by Geoffrey Edwards For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
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LibriVox recording of Laches by Plato (Πλάτων). (Translated by Benjamin Jowett.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards Laches (Λάχης) discusses examples of courage including weapons masters, soldiers who stand firm in battle, ferocious animals and the wise person who endures evils. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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LibriVox recording of Sophist by Plato (Πλάτων). (Translated by Benjamin Jowett.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards Sophist (Ancient Greek: Σοφιστής) discusses being and not-being while drawing a distinction between the philosopher and the sophist. - Summary by Geoffrey Edwards For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
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LibriVox recording of Philebus by Plato (Πλάτων). (Translated by Benjamin Jowett.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards Philebus (ΦΙΛΗΒΟΣ) discusses pleasure, wisdom, soul and God. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B...
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LibriVox recording of Charmides by Plato (Πλάτων). (Translated by Benjamin Jowett.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards Charmides (Χαρμίδης) discusses the virtue of temperance. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B...
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LibriVox recording of Apology (Version 3) by Plato (Πλάτων). Read in Ancient Greek by Ἑλένη Κεμικτσή Ἡ Πλάτωνος Ἀπολογία Σωκράτους ἐντάσσεται στὰ πλαίσια τῶν ἐργασιῶν πού ξεκίνησα ἐδῶ καὶ χρόνια στὴν ἰστοσελίδα μου Projet Homere (Σχέδιο Ὁμήρου (γιὰ τὴν ἑλληνικὴ γλῶσσα στὸ σύνολό της)) - http://www.projethomere.com Ἡ...
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LibriVox recording of Apology (version 2) by Plato (Πλάτων). (Translated by Benjamin Jowett.) Read in English by Phil Chenevert The Apology is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he defended himself in 399 BC[2] against the charges of "corrupting the young, and by not believing in the gods in whom the city believes, but in other daimonia that are novel" . "Apology" here has its earlier meaning of speaking in defense of a cause or of one's beliefs or...
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LibriVox recording of Eryxias by Plato (Πλάτων). (Translated by Benjamin Jowett.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards Eryxias (ΕΡΥΞΙΑΣ) may not have been written by Plato (ΠΛΑΤΩΝ). The dialogue discusses whether wealth has value and what the aim of philosophy should be. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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LibriVox recording of Euthydemus by Plato (Πλάτων). (Translated by Benjamin Jowett.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards Euthydemus (Εὐθύδημος) and Dionysodorus the sophists discuss the meaning of words with Socrates. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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LibriVox recording of Eutifrón by Plato (Πλάτων). (Translated by Patricio de Azcárate Corral.) Read in Spanish by Tux; Epachuko La naturaleza de la santidad, o usando el lenguaje de Platón, lo santo, ocupa el fondo del diálogo; y un supuesto encuentro del adivino Eutifrón con Sócrates es lo que da origen a la cuestión. Eutifrón pretende realizar un acto santo, reclamado por la justicia, pidiendo, con ocasión de la muerte de un esclavo, una condena contra su padre. Sócrates...
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LibriVox recording of Laws (version 2) by Plato (Πλάτων). (Translated by Benjamin Jowett.) Read in English by Jim Locke Laws (Greek: Νόμοι) is Plato's last and longest dialogue. It is generally agreed that Plato wrote this dialogue as an older man, having failed in his effort in Syracuse on the island of Sicily to guide a tyrant's rule, instead having been thrown in prison. - Summary by Wikipedia For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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LibriVox recording of Lysis by Plato (Πλάτων). (Translated by Benjamin Jowett.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards Lysis (Λύσις) discusses friendship and love between the good and bad. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org ....
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LibriVox recording of Statesman by Plato (Πλάτων). (Translated by Benjamin Jowett.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards Statesman (Ancient Greek: Πολιτικός) discusses God's role in maintaining the universe and describes the statesman as a good shepherd who promotes intermarriage between the orderly and courageous. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
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LibriVox recording of Menexenus by Plato (Πλάτων). (Translated by Benjamin Jowett.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards Menexenus (ΜΕΝΕΞΕΝΟΣ) is thought to have been written by Plato (ΠΛΑΤΩΝ). The dialogue consists of Socrates (ΣΩΚΡΑΤΗΣ) recounting a funeral oration he claims to have learned from the female philosopher Aspasia (ΑΣΠΑΣΙΑ) who may have been wealthy, a courtesan or both. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards) For further information, including links to...
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LibriVox recording of Μενέξενος by Plato (Πλάτων). (Translated by Ioannes Zervos.) Read in Greek by karampas1968 ο Μενέξενος θαυμάσιον σατυρικόν κομψοτέχνημα του Πλάτωνος — μία ειρωνική σάτυρα και σατυρική ειρωνεία κατά των ρητόρων εκείνης της εποχής και γενικώτερα κατά της ρητορείας μέσα εις την οποίαν...
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LibriVox recording of Apocrypha by Plato (Πλάτων); Lucius Apuleius. (Translated by George Burges.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards It is not generally agreed whether Plato was the author of any of these books. I. Hippias Major (or Greater Hippias) II. Second Alcibiades (or On Praying) III. Theages IV. The Rivals (or Rival Lovers) V. Hipparchus VI. Minos VII. Clitopho (or Clitophon) VIII. The Epistles (13 Letters) IX. Epinomis (or The Philosopher) X. Axiochus (or On Death) XI. On...
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