Il καιρός medico e il καιρός del dialogo

L’analogia medica e la scienza del διαλέγεσθαι tra il Fedro e il Protagora di Platone

In: AION (filol.) Annali dell'Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale"
Silvio Marino Department of History, Universidade de Brasilia Brazil

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This article aims to clarify the medical notion of καιρός as it is employed by Plato in the Phaedrus and to show the specificity of Plato’s use of medical analogy. The analysis compares the uses of καιρός in Phaedrus 268a–c and in Protagoras 313a–314b with the definition of καιρός given in De locis in homine 44.

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