- The Rhetoric of Morality and Philosophy: Plato's Gorgias and Phaedrus, trans. Seth Benardete (University of Chicago Press, 1991, 2009).
- "Phaedrus," trans. M. Nichols, A. Nehamas, and P. Woodruff in Plato: Complete Works, ed. J. M. Cooper (Hackett, 1997).
Dear Phaedrus, whither away, and where do you come from?
From Lysias, Socrates, the son of Cephalus; and I am going for a walk outside the wall. For I spent a long time there with Lysias, sitting since early morning; and on the advice of your friend and mine, Acumenus, I am taking my walk on the roads; for he says they are less fatiguing than the streets.
He is right, my friend. Then Lysias, it seems,was in the city?
Yes, at Epicrates’ house, the one that belonged to Morychus, near the Olympieum.
What was your conversation? But it is obvious that Lysias entertained you with his speeches.
You shall hear, if you have leisure to walk along and listen.
What? Don’t you believe that I consider hearing your conversation with Lysias
“a greater thing even than business,” as Pindar says?
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