New evidence for the completeness of the Cleitophon from Plato’s musical symbolism


  • Jay Kennedy University of Manchester



Plato, Cleitophon, music, symbolism, allegory.


The evidence and arguments for a system of musical symbols in Plato’sdialogues presented in Kennedy’s 2011 The Musical Structure of Plato’s Dialoguesis here extended by showing that the Cleitophon has the same structure. Althoughthis short dialogue is often thought a mere fragment and incomplete, it is shown herethat it contains the complete musical structure and so is complete. This settles a longstanding, scholarly debate.


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Biografia do Autor

Jay Kennedy, University of Manchester

Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.


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Como Citar

Kennedy, J. (2010). New evidence for the completeness of the Cleitophon from Plato’s musical symbolism. Classica - Revista Brasileira De Estudos Clássicos, 23(1/2), 7–19.