Plato. Protagoras -- Criticism and interpretation, Plato -- Political and social views
This paper traces how the use of a trial in Plato’s Protagoras serves to highlight the issues of Myth and Democracy; one might even say to put them on trial. While the Protagoras is a complicated work, some aspects of its underlying themes are quite clear. For Plato, democracy pales in comparison to the philosopher-king, and the Protagoras’s structure enables Plato to set up Socrates as just such a figure.
"Plato's Protagoras: Myth and Democracy on Trial,"
Anthós (1990-1996): Vol. 1
, Article 10.
Available at: http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/anthos_archives/vol1/iss3/10