The Gorgias and Phaedrus are the two Platonic dialogues that get the most treatment from rhetoricians; therefore they have separate bibliographies.  This page includes all other sources on the rhetorical Plato.


Baracchi, Claudia. "Beyond the Comedy and Tragedy of Authority: The Invisible Father in Plato's Republic." Philosophy & Rhetoric 34 (2001): 151-176.

Benardete, Seth. The Rhetoric of Morality and Philosophy. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1991.

Benitez, Eugenio. "Argument, Rhetoric, and Philosophic Method: Plato's Protagoras.Philosophy & Rhetoric 25/3 (1992): 222-252.

Bertrand, Jean-Marie. "Langage juridique et discours politique dans les cites grecques de l'Antiquite: Reflexions sur les Lois de Platon." Langage et Societe 77 (1996): 55-81.

Blyth, Dougal. "Socrates' Trial and Conviction of the Jurors in Plato's Apology." Philosophy & Rhetoric 33 (2000): 1-22.

Clegg, J. S. "Plato's Vision of Chaos." Classical Quarterly 26 (1976): 52-61.

Crick, Nathan, and John Poulakos.  "Go Tell Alcibiades: Tragedy, Comedy, and Rhetoric in Plato's Symposium.Quarterly Journal of Speech 94/1 (2008): 1-22.

Dorter, Kenneth. "A Dual Dialectic in the Symposium.Philosophy & Rhetoric 25/3 (1992): 253-270.

Duffy, Bernard K. "The Platonic Functions of Epideictic Rhetoric." Philosophy & Rhetoric 16 (1983): 79-93.

Dusanic, Slobodan. "Isocrates, the Chian Intellectuals, and the Political Context of the Euthydemus." Journal of Hellenic Studies 119 (1999): 1-16.

Engel, S. Morris. "Fallacy, Wit, and Madness." Philosophy & Rhetoric 19 (1986): 224-241.

Erickson, K. V., ed. Plato: True and Sophistic Rhetoric. Amsterdam: Ed. Rodopi, 1979.

Farness, Jay. "Missing Socrates: Socratic Rhetoric in a Platonic Text." Philosophy & Rhetoric 20 (1987): 41-59.

Feaver, D. D. "The Apology as an Inverted Parody of Rhetoric." Arethusa 14 (1981): 205-216.

Frentz, Thomas. "Reconstructing a Rhetoric of the Interior." Communication Monographs 50 (1993): 83-93.

Henderson, M. M. "Plato's Menexenus and the Distortion of History." Acta classica 18 (1975): 25-46.

Irwin, T. H. "Coercion and Objectivity in Plato's Dialectic." Revue internationale de philosophie 40 (1986): 49-74.

Kastely, James L. Plato's Protagoras: Revisionary History as Sophisticated Comedy." Rhetoric Review 15 (1996): 26-43.

Kauffman, Charles. "The Axiological Foundations of Plato's Theory of Rhetoric." Communication Studies 33 (1982):

Kutash, Emilie. "Anaxagoras and the Rhetoric of Plato's Middle Dialogue Theory of Forms." Philosophy and Rhetoric 26 (1993): 134-152.

Lewis, V. Bradley. "The Rhetoric of Philosophical Politics in Plato's Seventh Letter." Philosophy & Rhetoric 33 (2000): 23-38.

Metcalf, Robert. "The Philosophical Rhetoric of Socrates' Mission." Philosophy & Rhetoric 37/2 (2004): 143-166.

Moline, Jon. "Plato on Persuasion and Credibility." Philosophy & Rhetoric 21 (1988): 260-278.

Monoson, S. Sara. "Remembering Pericles: The Political and Theoretical Import of Plato's Menexenus." Political Theory 26 (1998): 489-513.

Mourelatos, A. P. D. "Nothing as Not-Being: Some Literary Contexts that Bear on Plato." Arktouros: Hellenic studies Presented to Bernard M. W. Knox on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday. Ed. G. W. Bowersock and W. Burkert. Berlin: de Gruyter, 1979. 319-329.

Muckelbauer, John. "Sophistic Travel: Inheriting the Simulacrum Through Plato's The Sophist." Philosophy & Rhetoric 34 (2001): 225-244.

Murray, James S. "Interpreting Plato on Sophistic Claims and the Provenance of the 'Socratic Method.'" Phoenix 48 (1994): 115-

Nehamas, Alexander "Eristic, Antilogic, Sophistic, Dialectic: Plato's Demarcation of Philosophy from Sophistry." History of Philosophy Quarterly 7 (1990): 3-16.

Noel, Marie-Pierre. "Sophistic Kairos and the Shaping of Logos in Gorgias." Revue de philologie, de litterature et d'histoire anciennes 72 (1998): 233-247.

Nussbaum, Martha. The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1986.

Quandahl, Ellen. "What is Plato? Influence and Allusion in Plato's Sophist." Rhetoric Review 7 (1989): 338-348.

Quandt, Kenneth. "Socratic Consolation: Rhetoric and Philosophy in Plato's Crito.Philosophy & Rhetoric 15/4 (1982): 238-256.

Quimby, R. W. "The Growth of Plato's Perception of Rhetoric." Philosophy & Rhetoric 7 (1974): 71-79.

Petruzzi, Anthony P. "Rereading Plato's 'Rhetoric'." Rhetoric Review 15 (1996): 5-25.

Roochnik, David. "In Defense of Plato: A Short Polemic." Philosophy & Rhetoric 24 (1991): 153-158.

Rosenstock, Bruce. "Socrates as Revenant: A Reading of the Menexenus." Phoenix 48 (1994): 331-347. Stewart, Robert Scott.

Rossetti, Livio. "The Rhetoric of Socrates." Philosophy & Rhetoric 22/4 ( 225-238.

Stewart, Robert Scott. "The Epistemological Function of Platonic Myth." Philosophy & Rhetoric 22 (1989): 260-280.

Teloh, H. "The Isolation and Connection of the Forms in Plato's Middle Dialogues." Apeiron 10 (1976): 20-23.

Timmerman, David M. "Ancient Greek Origins of Argumentation Theory: Plato's Transformation of Dialegesthai to Dialectic." Argumentation and Advocacy 29 (1993): 116-123.

Vincenzo, Joseph. "Socrates and Rhetoric: The Problem of Nietzsche's Socrates." Philosophy & Rhetoric 25//2 (1992): 162-182.

Wardy, Robert. The Birth of Rhetoric: Gorgias, Plato and Their Successors. London: Routledge, 1996.

Wiegmann, Hermann. "Plato's Critique of the Poets and the Misunderstanding of his Epistemological Argumentation." Philosophy & Rhetoric 23 (1990): 109-124.

Zyskind, Harold. "Plato's Republic Book I: An Equitable Rhetoric." Philosophy & Rhetoric 25/3 (1992): 205-221.

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