Plato’s Usage of phone in Protagoras

  • Mostafa Younesie Independent Scholar
Keywords: Plato, phone, Protagoras


Phone is a topic that is not so much explored and examined in Plato. Given eighteen times use of this word in Protagoras, this dialogue can be the suitable place to do a research about its meanings. Here the use of phone covers different subjects and facets of this word as an umbrella word so that in order to reach an ordered and meaningful understanding we place those aspects which are analogous in specific set and title


Download data is not yet available.


Beresford, Adam. Plato: Protagoras and Meno. Penguin Books 2005.

Bonner, Robert J. The Mutual Intelligibility of Greek Dialects. The Classical Journal, Vol. 4, No. 8 (Jun., 1909), pp. 356-363.

Buck, Carl Darling. The General Linguistic Conditions in Ancient Italy and Greece. The Classical Journal, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Mar., 1906), pp. 99-110.

García Quintela, Marco V. The Phonological Politics of Plato and the Myth of Protagoras. Metis N.S. 7 2009. 247-276.

Gera, Deborah Levine. Ancient Greek ideas on speech, language, and civilization. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Lamb, W.R.M. Plato, Plato: Laches, Protagoras, Meno, Euthydemus. Harvard University Press, 1924.

Leroy, Maurice. Sur un emploi de φωνή chez Platon. Revue des Études Grecques, tome 80, 1967. pp. 234-241.

McKinnon, James. The Temple, the Church Fathers and Early Western Chant. Routledge 1998.

Mickey, K. Dialect Consciousness and Literary Language: An Example from Ancient Greek, Transactions of Philological Society, Volume 79, Issue 1, November 1981, Pages 35–66.

Smyth, H. W. Greek Grammar. Benediction Classics 2010.

Tuplin, Christopher. Science and Mathematics in Ancient Greek Culture. Oxford 2002.

How to Cite
Younesie, M. (2019). Plato’s Usage of phone in Protagoras. Journal of Ancient Philosophy, 13(1), 181-190.
Textual Notes