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    Socrates Unbound: Plato’s Protagoras.Martin J. Plax - 2008 - Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought 25 (2):285-304.
    Literature devoted to analyses of Plato’s Protagoras focus on topics such as Protagoras’ hedonism, the unity of virtue, akrasia, and the distinction between philosophy and sophistry. They pass over the fact that the political atmosphere in Athens and the character of the comrade together compel Socrates to be cautious about what he repeats. The dialogue with Hippocrates allows him to claim that he met with and dethroned Protagoras, not of his own choosing, but as a result of chance. The essay (...)
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  2. Heinrich Meier, Leo Strauss and the Theologico-Political Problem Reviewed By.Martin J. Plax - 2007 - Philosophy in Review 27 (1):58-60.
     
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    Profit and Envy: The Hipparchus.Martin J. Plax - 2005 - Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought 22 (1):85-108.
    Following Schleiermacher, who was unable to account for several oddities in the dialogue, some scholars consider the Hipparchus a spurious Platonic work. This essay, by means of a dramatic re-enactment of the dialogue, accounts for those oddities. It demonstrates that the comrade is a recent immigrant to Athens who, having been deceived by a moneychanger in the agora, accuses ‘lovers of gain’ of being ‘profiteers’. Socrates exposes the comrade as fearful of risk-taking and then defends the reputation of Hipparchus, the (...)
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    Crito in Plato’s Euthydemus: The Lover of Family and of Money.Martin J. Plax - 2000 - Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought 17 (1-2):35-59.
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    Review Article — Taking Crito Seriously.Martin J. Plax - 1999 - Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought 16 (1-2):86-92.
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    The Roots of Socratic Philanthropy and The Rule Of Law: Plato’s Crito.Martin J. Plax - 2001 - Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought 18 (1-2):59-89.
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