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Background to Laches
Inquires into the nature of courage.
Since there was no public education, parents would employ private tutors for their kids.
Hellenes" are Greeks
Lacedaemonians" are Spartans, a people known for their prowess in war.
Part 1: Is There Value in Military Training? (1-69)
Lysimachus and Melesias ask advice concerning the military education of their sons.
Nicias advises for military training (17-18).
Laches advises against military training (19-24).
Socrates questions who is best qualified to answer this question.
Part 2: Laches Tries to Define Bravery (70-158)
Socrates suggests defining bravery.
Laches first defines bravery as standing and fighting (85).
Laches redefines bravery as endurance (107).
Part 3: Nicias Tries to Define Bravery (159-268)
Nicias suggests that bravery is a special kind of wisdom [knowledge] (163).
Socrates shows that the definition of Nicias cannot distinguish between bravery and virtue [goodness] (253).
Socrates concludes that they all need an education.
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