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 the works of Plato in the Academy, please visit the Academy Study Center. Return to the Works of Plato Return to the Works of Plato

Alcibiades I, by Plato

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 philosophers understood the nature of man–a creature composed of body and soul, made to the image and likeness of God. To study the works of Plato in the Academy, please visit the Academy Study Center. Return to the Works of Plato Return to the Works of Plato

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