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This article began as a stub, upon which I have expanded. It should no longer be classified as a stub, but additional interpretations of Thrasymachus' significance should probably be added. I have included Strauss', being the one I know best. -RJC 03:33, 7 Jun 2005 (UTC)

There is a huge philosophical literature in taking Thrasymachus' position seriously, and I believe that there is a strong case to be made that he was a historical person who engaged in a sort of pitiful pleading in front of courts on behalf of widows and orphans. I'll need to check the Diels fragments on this, but I don't have a copy nearby just now. I am guessing that under Strauss' doctrine of hidden meanings that Strauss' occult disciples actually do support Thrasymachus, with Plato's "noble lie" the fairy-story they tell so that their truly cynical views are not displayed. Rorybowman 00:34, 27 December 2005 (UTC)


I know 'hypo-' means within and it is a common Greek element, but remind me of Hypokeimenon for whatever reason, maybe it's just that there's a wiki-article on it. (talk) 00:01, 20 July 2009 (UTC)