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

Adeimantus and Polemarchus persuade Glaucon, and also thereby Socrates, to remain in the Piraeus, at the house of Cephalus (father of Polemarchus). Cephalus is the wealthy, old metic from Syracuse. A "metic" was a stranger to Athens, not a citizen but one who pays taxes and is not granted civil rights. At any rate, upon … Continue reading Plato’s Republic, Book I (Part II): Cephalus