A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Plato, ancient Greek philosopher. Titles in this study guide include The Republic, Gorgias, Meno, Protagoras, Theaetetus, Phaedrus, Symposium, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo. As a philosopher and poet during the Classical period, Plato created dialogue and dialect within philosophy. Moreover, he is considered the father of Western political philosophy. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Plato’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.