Matthew W. Shealy ó Cross-Disciplinary Honors in Classics & Political Science

Platonic Satire: An Examination of the Minos
The paper argues that Platoís Minos is actually a satirical attack on law in Athens. It relies primarily on the successful, though poorly reasoned, argumentation of Socrates in convincing his companion that Minosí laws were divine. It also discusses the language of Socrates using the authorís translation of the Minos. It proves that Plato is attempting to discuss Athenian law through a discussion of the companionís characterization.