Timaeus, by Plato

Here we present the text of Plato’s dialogue the Timaeus (ti-MAY-us), translated by Thomas Taylor. One of Plato’s most influential dialogues, the Timaeus is the source of the famous story of the lost city of Atlantis, the nature of the world, the arrangement of the heavens, and more. To study … Read more

Alcibiades I, by Plato

Works of Plato, Alcibiades I

Here we present the text of Plato’s dialogues Alcibiades I, or First Alcibiades, translated by Thomas Taylor. In this dialogue, Alcibiades I, Socrates investigates the nature of man, and explains the meaning of the famous ancient command: “Know thyself.” Read the dialogue and be amazed at how accurately the ancient … Read more