An "Out-Loud" Rendition
of Parmenides, by Plato
"The awe with which Plato regarded the character of 'the
great' Parmenides has extended to the dialogue which he calls by
his name. None of the writings of Plato have been more copiously illustrated,
both in ancient and modern times, and in none of them have the
interpreters been more at variance with one another."
Benjamin Jowett, in the Introduction to his
translation of the Parmenides
The Parmenideum will bravely hold an "out-loud" rendition
of this contentious dialogue.
It will surely be a treat to discuss this work, written by one of
the most duplicitous thinkers in history, Plato, concerning one of
the most straightforward, Parmenides.
We invite students of philosophy to apply for the honour of playing
the various characters.
A full, free e-text of the translation of Plato's original Greek
text by Benjamin Jowett is available here curtsey