Plato 1

Plato 2

© The several contributors and in this collection as a whole Christopher Gill 2003.



1 Editorial Statement and Call for Papers Appel à contributions,  Contributi, Normas para la presentación de collaboraciones, Beiträge Erwünscht Christopher Gill
2 Una lectura 'lógica' de Phaid. 100a3-7 Eduardo Héctor Mombello
3 Francesco Fronterotta, MEQEXIS. La teoria platonica delle idee e la partecipazione delle cose empiriche. Dai dialoghi giovanili al Parmenide, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, 2001, xxiii-464 pp. Pierre-Marie Morel
4 The Collapse of Language? Theaetetus 179c-183c David Sedley

Review of Jean-Francois Pradeau, Plato and the City and Thanassis Samaras, Plato on Democracy

Malcolm Schofield
6 Report on Archelogos: a Web-based Environment for the Presentation of Ancient Philosophical Arguments Andrew S Mason
7 Luc Brisson, Lectures de Platon, 272 p., Paris, Vrin, 2000. Pierre-Marie Morel

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Issue 3 contains a similar mix of items to Issues 1 and 2. David Sedley provides a new  interpretation of the passage in the Theaetetus usually taken to  argue that radical flux results in the "collapse of language". Eduardo Mombello provides a logical analysis of a key part of the argument of Plato’s Phaedo. Malcolm Schofield discusses two new books on Plato and politics, with sharply contrasting approaches, by  Thanassis Samaras and Jean-François Pradeau. Pierre-Marie Morel discusses recent books by Francesco Fronterotta, on Platonic metaphysics, and by Luc Brisson, on a range of Platonic topics. Andrew Mason gives a report of the ongoing  Archeologos Project, which is designed to provide web-based analysis and commentary on ancient philosophy, including Platonic works.

The presence of the article in Spanish  by Eduardo Mombello, from Argentina, means that we have now had contributions in all of the five official languages of the International Plato Society, from scholars working in many parts of the world (North and South America, Europe, Japan). We hope that future issues of the journal will spread even further in the range of scholarly contributors.

It has been a pleasure and privilege to have served as inaugural editor of this new web-based journal. I am delighted that Professor Gretchen Reydams-Schils (Program of Liberal Studies/Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, USA) has agreed to take over as editor from Issue 4. All future contributions should be sent to:

We would both like to urge Platonic scholars to take up the opportunity to use this journal as a means of reaching a truly world-wide scholarly audience. Articles so published have a distinct publication home (the URL of the journal) and remain in the copyright of the contributor. The journal is especially suitable for shorter papers (up to 4,000 words) in which new ideas about Plato, the Platonic tradition or responses to Platonic scholarship can be communicated promptly to the larger academic community. All submissions are refereed (anonymously) by expert readers, including a native or fluent speaker of the language of the article. The deadline for submission of contributions is end of November 2003. If you would like to discuss with the next editor the suitability of the contribution you have in mind please consult her at any time.

Christopher Gill

(University of Exeter)


A partir du numéro Trois, le journal comprendra principalement des articles qui nous auront été envoyés. Ces articles pourront concerner n'importe quel aspect des études platoniciennes, et ne devraient pas excéder 4000 mots. En les préparant, veuilllez repectez les normes de présentation qui suivent cet appel à contributions. Tous les articles envoyés seront étudiés par un membre du comité éditorial (l'actuel comité directeur de la Société Internationale des études platoniciennes) ou par un autre chercheur spécialiste qui parle couramment le langage de l'article. Veuillez envoyer vos articles par email comme un document joint, (avant le 31/11/03).


Dal numero 3 PLATO sarà composta principalmente di articoli non commisionati dalla rivista. I contributi, che non devono oltrepassare le 4000 parole, possono vertere su qualsiasi aspetto degli studi platonici. Gli autori sono pregati di seguire le norme editoriali che seguono questo annuncio. Tutti gli articoli ricevuti saranno valutati da un membro del comitato editoriale (l'attuale Comitato Esecutivo della International Plato Society) o da un altro studioso esperto nel campo che abbia conoscenza della lingua del contributo. Gli articoli possono essere consegnati tramite posta elettronica all'indirizzo  (prima di 31/11/03).


A partir del número 3, la revista consistirá principalmente de trabajos remitidos por colaboradores. Los artículos enviados pueden tratar cualquier aspecto de los estudios platónicos, no deben sobrepasar las 4,000 palabras, y deben seguir las normas de publicación que se indican a continuación. Todos los artículos enviados serán evaluados por un miembro del Consejo de Redacción (el actual Comité Ejecutivo de la International Plato Society) u otro experto con dominio del idioma del trabajo remitido. Los artículos han de enviarse como archivo adjunto a la siguiente dirección de correo electró (antes de 31/11/03)


Ab der dritten Nummer wird die Zeitschrift hauptsächlich aus eigenständig eingesandten Referaten bestehen. Ein jeder Aspekt der Plato-Studien kommt als mögliches Referatsthema in Betracht. Referate sollten nicht mehr als 4,000 Wörter betragen. Sie werden gebeten, sich beim Verfassen des Referats nach den Stilrichtlinien zu richten, die auf diese Ankündigung folgen. Alle Referate werden von einem Mitglied des Herausgebergremiums (d.h. des derzeitigen Vorstands der Internationalen Plato-Gesellschaft) begutachtet, gegebenenfalls auch von einem anderen Fachgelehrten, der die Sprache des Beitrags beherrscht. Referate sind bitte als E-Mail-Attachment an folgende Adresse zu senden: (bei den 31.11.2003).



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Vlastos, G., Platonic Studies, Princeton, 1980.

Vlastos, G., 'The Socratic Elenchus’. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 1 (1983), 27-58 and 71-4, repr, in G. Vlastos, Socratic Studies, ed. M. Burnyeat, Cambridge, 1994, 39-66.

Vlastos, G., ed., The Philosophy of Socrates: A Collection of Critical Essays, New York, 1971.

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