In the present Edition, with a view to the distribution into four volumes, there is a slight transposition of the author’s arrangement. His concluding chapters (38, 39), entitled “Other Companions of Sokrates,” and “Xenophon,” are placed in the First Volume, as chapters 3 and 4. By this means each volume is made up of nearly related subjects, so as to possess a certain amount of unity.
Volume 1 contains the following subjects:--Speculative Philosophy in Greece before Sokrates; Growth of Dialectic; Other Companions of Sokrates; Xenophon; Life of Plato; Platonic Canon; Platonic Compositions generally; Apology of Sokrates; Kriton; Euthyphron.
Volume 2 comprises:--Alkibiades I. and II.; Hippias Major--Hippias Minor; Hipparchus--Minos; Theages; Erastæ or Anterastæ--Rivales; Ion; Laches; Charmides; Lysis; Euthydemus; Menon; Protagoras; Gorgias; Phædon.
Volume 3:--Phædrus--Symposion; Parmenides; Theætetus; Sophistes; Politikus; Kratylus; Philebus; Menexenus; Kleitophon.
Volume 4:--Republic; Timæus and Kritias; Leges and Epinomis; General Index.