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Plato: Laches

The Laches (Greek: Λάχης) is a dialogue by Plato on the nature of courage. Among Socrates' interlocutors are two notable Athenian generals, Laches and Nicias.

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Free Online Texts

Gutenberg: Laches by Plato, translated by Benjamin Jowett, multiple formats.

Perseus: English text (Lamb, 1955). Greek text (Burnet ed., 1903)

Loebulus. L165 - Plato - Laches. Protagoras. Meno. Euthydemus. PDF of public domain Loeb edition in Greek and English.

University of Adelaide: Laches, translated by Benjamin Jowett. Multiple formats.

Wikisource: Laches, translated by Benjamin Jowett. Online text.

Other Resources

Approaching Plato: A Guide to the Early and Middle Dialogues

Librivox: Laches - audiobook.

Philpapers: Plato - Laches - open access papers.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Plato's Shorter Ethical Works, by Paul Woodruff.

Wikipedia: Laches

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Thucydides: History of the Peloponnesian War - describes the career of Nicias and his ultimate fate in the Sicilian Expedition.

Ancient Greek resources: learn to read Greek classics in the original.

Bloom's Western Canon: Plato's Dialogues are listed.


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