Combat & Classics

Ep. 4: Plato’s Alcibiades I

January 20, 2017 48 minutes 40 seconds podcast Download (MP3)

Let’s do some more Plato! Alcibiades is one of the most famous figures in military history. An incredibly successful Athenian general who fled to Athens’ enemy Sparta after being charged with with sacrilege. He and Socrates had a very “complicated” relationship. This particular dialogue raises questions about the nature of justice and who is worthy to lead.

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