This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Socratesappears in Ion, Meno, Symposium, The Republic, The Apology, Crito, Phae - This person was a philosopher persecuted for corrupting the Athens' youth and dishonoring the gods.
Cephalusappears in The Republic - This person speaks about the benefits and hardships of old age. He ultimately suggests that old age is a blessing, since it frees a man from the uncontrollable passions of his youth
Polemarchusappears in The Republic - This person suggests that justice is doing good to one's friend and evil to one's enemy, a definition which Plato quickly tears...
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