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date: 08 August 2020


The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Christopher J. RoweChristopher J. Rowe, Jonathan G. F. PowellJonathan G. F. Powell

As a special literary–philosophical form of writing, dialogue has its origin in Socrates' philosophical activity; *Aristotle's description of written philosophical dialogues as ‘Socratic ...Dialogue in the general sense occurs in Latin literature not only in drama but also occasionally in the written versions of speeches, where a passage of dialogue between an orator and his opponent is called an ... ...

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