Plato’s Phaedo: In the Beginning, there were two… (59c-60e)

This article is the fourth installment of my translation of Plato’s Phaedo. Please read the previous installment before continuing. If you are just jumping in, please begin with my introduction. The next section of the Phaedo is incredibly dense and confusing. For those of you who are continuing and will continue to read this dialogue,Continue reading “Plato’s Phaedo: In the Beginning, there were two… (59c-60e)”

Plato’s Phaedo: An original translation

Plato’s work can simply be defined by one goal: to preserve the truth of the Sacred Mysteries, the Great Mysteries of the initiates of this world. This world, as Plato so aptly and popularly taught, is not what it seems and most of humanity is suffering or experiencing (which is the same, for Plato, asContinue reading “Plato’s Phaedo: An original translation”

Plato’s Phaedo: Phaedo and Execrates (57α – 58e)

Like most plays, the Phaedo begins with an introduction of the protagonist. In this case, we are presented with two men, Phaedo and Execrates. They are the only ones who speak. However, there are many others on the stage as well who are simply present as an audience. They are mentioned by Execrates as heContinue reading “Plato’s Phaedo: Phaedo and Execrates (57α – 58e)”