Who is Phaidon (Phaedon of Elis)?June 26, 2021
Phaidon of Elis (or Phaedon) BC. He is an Ancient Greek philosopher who lived in the 4th century.
Known to be a student of Socrates, Phaidon is a native of the city of Elis. He was captured in war and sold as a slave. He met Socrates who made him free in Athens. With the efforts of Socrates, Alcibiades or Kriton and his entourage paid a ransom and saved him. When he was free, he devoted his life to philosophy.
Plato’s Phaedo dialogue, in which the last day of Socrates is told, is told from the perspective of Phaedo of Elis.
Hieronymos mentioned himself in the work “On Skepticism”. He wrote the dialogues Zopyros and Simon. It is rumored that Nikias also wrote the dialogues called Shoemaker Talks Medios.
Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer Yıldırım