HERMOGENES: I should explain to you, Socrates, that our friend Cratylus has been arguing about names; he says that they are natural and not conventional; not a portion of the human voice which men agree to use; but that there is a truth or correctness in them, which is the same for Hellenes as for barbarians. Whereupon I ask him, whether his own name of Cratylus is a true name or not, and he answers 'Yes.'
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Review: CratylusUser Review - Zach Vowles - Goodreads
It was very clever, and I learned a bit from it. However, I found myself getting a bit bored with it towards the end. Great from a linguistic point of view though. Read full review
Review: CratylusUser Review - Tamsyn - Goodreads
In a nutshell, this dialogue addresses the question "What's in a name?", but rather than romantic-mooning-over-a-forbidden-love a la Mr Shakespeare, Plato prefers to have Socrates poke fun at the ... Read full review