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Plato Research Guide

This LibGuide is for the φιλοπλάτωνος!


These links contains background information for understanding Plato and his works from modern sources.  The first two links are online encyclopedia articles (peer reviewed and open access) on Plato while the next three links are to encyclopedias available in print and electronically.


Biographical and Background Information (Greek Electronic Sources)

The first link is to Diogenes Laërtius' Lives of the Eminent Philosophers (3rd Century A.D.) in Greek while the second link is an English translation of the Lives of the Eminent Philosophers.  The next two links are entries on Plato from the Suda (10th century A.D.) which contains the Byzantine Greek text and an English translation.

Biographical and Background Information (Greek Print Sources)

Understanding Plato . . . (print resources)

Understanding Plato . . . (electronic resources)

DVDS which Contain Plato's Works

Ask for these DVDs at the Circulation Desk.