Socratic dialogue

genre of literary prose

Socratic dialogue (Ancient Greek: Σωκρατικὸς λόγος) is a genre of literary prose developed in Greece at the turn of the fourth century BC. The earliest ones are preserved in the works of Plato and Xenophon and all involve Socrates as the protagonist. These dialogues and subsequent ones in the genre present a discussion of moral and philosophical problems between two or more folks illustrating the application of the Socratic method. The dialogues may be either dramatic or narrative. While Socrates is often the main participant, his presence in the dialogue is not essential to the genre.
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genre: Socratic dialogue

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Phaedo

Platonic dialogue that is set in the last hours of Socrates' life

author: Plato

Phaedrus

work by Plato

author: Plato

Memorabilia

collection of Socratic dialogues

author: Xenophon

Daemonologie

book by King James VI/I of Scotland/England about demons according to Christianity, in the form of a dialogue

author: James VI and I

1597

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