Plato’s Phaedo

1. Plato’s Phaedo Commentary (1st ed., 22 mb .pdf, 25June15 )

The link above contains the 1st ed. of Plato’s Phaedo: Greek Text with Facing Vocabulary and Commentary. This commentary is now available for $14.95 on

2. Phaedo’s Running Vocabulary 10 or more times (.doc) added 01Jul15

This .doc file includes the high frequency core vocabulary (10 or more times) located in the introduction of the commentary. Words occurring 10-19 times may be found throughout the corresponding commentary, while vocabulary occurring 20 or more times is not found in the corresponding vocabulary.

4. Greek only text (.pdf) rev. 12Oct17

This pdf contains Greek OCT pages for the Phaedo for classroom use.

4. Student Translation Sheets Complete  (17.8 mb, pdf) 10May2020

This pdf includes the Greek text with lined spaced for readers to take notes or write out translations. The page numbers correspond directly to the page numbers in the commentary itself.

I wish to thank Tom Walker from Seattle for suggesting the Phaedo as a project.

The commentary above is supposed to complement–and not replace–an advanced commentary. For an advanced-level commentary on the Phaedo, I recommend C.J. Rowe’s Plato: Phaedo (1993), which I have linked to below:


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