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Phaedrus

[fee-druh s, fed-ruh s] /ˈfi drəs, ˈfɛd rəs/
noun
1.
flourished a.d. c40, Roman writer of fables.
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  • There are no means of determining the relative order in time of the Phaedrus, Symposium, Phaedo.

    Symposium Plato
  • Therefore, Phaedrus, bid him do at once what he will soon do whether bidden or not.

    Phaedrus Plato
  • Phaedrus followed Aesop, but, as he affirms, not slavishly; i. prol.

  • And so, Phaedrus, you really imagine that I am going to improve upon the ingenuity of Lysias?

    Phaedrus Plato
  • The "Phaedrus" is probably to be grouped with the "Symposium."

  • If genuine, the proper place of the Menexenus would be at the end of the Phaedrus.

    Menexenus Plato
  • Phaedrus is the only important writer during the half-century 323 of literary darkness between the Golden and the Silver Age.

  • Many threads join together in one the love and dialectic of the Phaedrus.

    Parmenides Plato
  • In four lines, Phaedrus has summed up all the forms of property.

    What is Property? P. J. Proudhon
  • He is discoursing in a high-flown vein, which may be compared to the 'dithyrambics of the Phaedrus.'

    Cratylus Plato
British Dictionary definitions for Phaedrus

Phaedrus

/ˈfiːdrəs/
noun
1.
?15 bc–?50 ad, Roman author of five books of Latin verse fables, based chiefly on Aesop
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