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|Glaucon||Glaucon is Plato's older brother who plays a major role in the Republic. He is one of Socrates's principle interlocutors, or dialogue participants. Read More|
|Adeimantus||Like Glaucon, Adeimantus is an older brother of Plato. He was much closer to the author in age. His portrayal as a pessimist contrasts with Glaucon's spirited outlook. Read More|
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|Aeschylus||Aeschylus is one of the three most renowned Athenian tragic dramatists.|
|Cephalus||Cephalus is an elderly, wealthy patriarch living in Piraeus, the port of Athens; the Republic is set in his house.|
|Euripides||Euripides is an Athenian tragic dramatist.|
|Helen||Helen is the legendary wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta. Her abduction by the Trojan prince Paris was traditionally held to be the cause of the Trojan War.|
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|Homer||Homer is the Greek epic poet who orally composed the Iliad and Odyssey, probably sometime in the eighth century BCE.|
|Odysseus||Odysseus is the hero of Homer's epic, the Odyssey.|
|Pindar||Pindar is a Greek lyric poet active in early- to mid-fifth century BCE.|
|Polemarchus||Polemarchus is the son of Cephalus; like his father he plays only a minor part in the dialogue.|
|Simonides||Simonides is a Greek lyric poet.|
|Sophocles||Sophocles is an Athenian tragic dramatist.|
|Stesichorus||Stesichorus is a Greek lyric poet, active in the sixth century BCE.|