From Dialogos to Dialogue: The Use of the Term from Plato to the Second Century CE

Katarzyna Jazdzewska

Abstract


In Plato the verb διαλέγεσθαι is far more common than the noun, and both denote question-and-answer discussions; it was only in the Hellenistic period that διάλογος became a genre term, though its other meanings survived.


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