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Of the thrirty-six dialogues preserved in the traditional canon (presumably as edited by Thrasyllus in the first century CE), some twenty-six or twenty-seven are generally recognized as the work of Plato. (The authenticity of the Hippias Major is contested; some scholars would also defend the First Alcibiades and perhaps a few others usually regarded as spurious.) The traditional corpus includes thirteen Epistles, most of them now recognized as spurious. Two or three of the Epistles have some claim to be authentic; the most important of these, for both philosophical and biographical reasons, is Epistle VII.

The only reliable guide to the chronology of the dialogues is the division into three stylistic groups, established by Campbell and Ritter in the late nineteenth century.

Group I: Apology, Charmides, Crito, Cratylus, Euthydemus, Euthyphro, Gorgias, [Hippias Major], Hippias Minor, Ion, Laches, Lysis, Menexenus, Meno, Phaedo, Protagoras, Symposium

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