Synopses & Reviews
Why did Plato put his philosophical arguments into dialogues, rather than presenting them in a plain and readily understandable fashion? A group of distinguished scholars here offer answers to this question by studying the relation between form and argument in his late dialogues. These penetrating studies show that the literary structure of the dialogues is of vital importance in the ongoing interpretation of Plato.
"The contents of this volume are likely to provide much material for future discussions of late Plato"--Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"Anyone who has tried to unravel the many puzzles of the late Platonic dialogues will find these essays helpful."--Religious Studies Review
Includes bibliographical references (p. -323) and indexes.