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By Nikos G. Charalabopoulos

As prose dramatic texts Plato's dialogues could were learn by means of their unique viewers instead kind of theatrical composition. The 'paradox' of the discussion shape is defined through his appropriation of the discourse of theatre, the dominant public mode of communique of his time. The oral functionality of his works is advised either via the pragmatics of the e-book of literary texts within the classical interval and via his unique function as a Sokratic dialogue-writer and the author of a fourth dramatic style. help comes from a couple of items of facts, from a statue of Sokrates within the Academy (fourth century BC) to a mosaic of Sokrates in Mytilene (fourth century AD), which element to a centuries-old culture of treating the dialogues within the context of functionality literature and testify to the importance of similar to 'Plato the prose dramatist' for his unique and next audiences.

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