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A Brief History of the Socrates Play

Martin Puchner

in The Drama of Ideas

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199730322
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199852796 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730322.003.0002
A Brief History of the Socrates Play

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To trace the development of dramatic Platonism, this chapter highlights the Socrates play and how it follows Plato's presentation of Socrates' thoughts and actions in dramatic form. It also tells the story on how Plato became known as a playwright. In addition, Marsilio Ficino's realization of the dramatic form on Plato's philosophy that led to the beginning of dramatic Platonism is illustrated in detail.

Keywords: dramatic Platonism; Socrates play; Plato; playwright; dramatist

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights)

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