Skip over navigation

Laches

Plato

Quiz

Study Questions and Suggested Essay Topics

Suggestions for Further Reading

What is the technique used by Socrates to defeat his opponents called?

Who was Plato's teacher?

In the chronology of Plato's dialogues, where does the Laches fall?

At the beginning of the Laches, from where is Lysimachus speaking?

In the beginning of the Laches, which art of war is proposed as a possible skill to be taught to the children under deliberation?

Which character attacks Socrates for being difficult and overly argumentative?

What art form does Laches analogize to a man's words being in line with their deeds?

What is the name of the friend of Lysimachus, who wishes to have his son instructed?

In the opening pages of the Laches, which character argues that youths should practice the art of fighting with armor?

What does Nicias claim that animals are, as opposed to being courageous?

What do the men agree the relationship is between courage and virtue?

What is one of the animals Socrates describes when telling Nicias that there are differences of courage between animals?

The person chosen among the men to instruct the children is which character?

For what reason does Laches tell Lysimachus that his children should not learn the art of fighting in armor?

When asked to break a tie between Laches and Nicias about whether or not the children should study the art of fighting in armor, what does Socrates do?

When Socrates claims that he wishes he had enough money to go see a sophist, how is being—.

What did Socrates and Laches decide was an adequate definition of courage?

Who was the figure most influential on Plato's thought?

Which one of these figures in the Laches is a major general?

More Help

Previous Next

Readers' Notes allow users to add their own analysis and insights to our SparkNotes—and to discuss those ideas with one another. Have a novel take or think we left something out? Add a Readers' Note!

Follow Us