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Protagoras

Plato

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What is Socrates doing when Hippocrates tells him that Protagoras is in Athens?

Who tries to bar Socrates from entering Callias's house?

What does Socrates's friend accuse Socrates of doing at the start of the dialogue?

Who supports Protagoras's right to answer at as much length as he desires?

Socrates compares the relation of the parts of virtue to each other as being similar to two things. Which are they?

Protagoras says that any two things bear some resemblance to each other, and gives an extreme example. What is this example?

Protagoras attacks Socrates's argument that courage is wisdom by presenting a ridiculous parallel argument. What two things does he argue are identical?

What is not considered by Protagoras and Socrates as an aspect of virtue?

What is Socrates's argument against the interpretation of poetry as a method of philosophy?

What does Simonides's poem criticize Pittacus for stating?

Who is chosen as the chairman of the discussion after Socrates and Protagoras's dialogue breaks down?

Socrates argues that it is impossible to be overcome by pleasure. What is his reason?

Why do people behave badly according to Socrates?

Which city-state does Socrates ironically assert is famous for its Sophists?

At the end of the dialogue, what reason does Socrates give for having stayed to argue?

According to Socrates, what should be tested in a discussion besides the truth?

What reason does Socrates give for requiring shorter responses from Protagoras?

Which occupation does Protagoras not say is a kind of sophistry?

In Protagoras's creation story, where does Prometheus get the fire and crafts he gives to humanity?

According to Protagoras, what is the purpose of rational punishment?

Why does Hippocrates learn about Protagoras's arrival in Athens two days after Socrates learns about it?

Why did Zeus distribute the civic arts to humanity, according to Socrates?

Who does Socrates claim he is a disciple of?

Why does Socrates claim he can learn more from Protagoras than from Pericles?

How does Socrates feel after Protagoras criticizes the poem by Simonides?

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