Plato’s Republic, Book I (Part II): Cephalus

After Adeimantus and Polemarchus persuade Glaucon, and also thereby Socrates, to stay in the Piraeus, the group of men remains goes to the house of Cephalus, the old, wealthy metic from Syracuse who is the father of Polemarchus. A metic was a stranger to Athens, not a citizen, but one who pays taxes but is … Continue reading Plato’s Republic, Book I (Part II): Cephalus

Plato’s Republic, Book I: Introduction (Part I)

Plato's┬áPoliteia, or "regime," later translated and romanized by Cicero and the Romans as "Res Publica" or The Republic, is a narrated dialogue. It is narrated by Socrates in the first person to an unnamed individual, or individuals, the day following the events and shortly before the events of the Timaeus dialogue. As with the totality … Continue reading Plato’s Republic, Book I: Introduction (Part I)