Glenn Lesses


Address: 14 Glebe Street, Room 302
Phone: 843.953.8061

Glenn Lesses received his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his Ph.D. from Indiana University.  His principal research interests are in the history of ancient Greek philosophy and especially concern topics in Socrates, Plato, and Hellenistic philosophy.  He is currently working on the reception of Socrates and Plato in later antiquity and also on Stoic moral theory.  He has been a recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies.


Ph.D., Philosophy, Indiana University
B.A., University of Rochester

Research Interests

  • Ancient Greek philosophy
  • Socrates, Plato, and Hellenistic philosophy


"Socratic Friendship and Euthydemean Goods," in Plato:  Euthydemus, Lysis, Charmides, Proceedings of the V Symposium Platonicum, Selected Papers, Thomas M. Robinson and Luc Brisson, eds. (Academia Verlag, 2000), pp. 349-357.

"Content, Cause, and Stoic Impressions," Phronesis 43, no. 1 (1998), pp. 1-25. 

"Plato's Lysis and Irwin's Socrates," in Socrates, Critical Assessments, Volume IV: Virtue and Happiness, W. J. Prior, ed. (Routledge, 1996), pp. 252-262. 

"Austere Friends: The Stoics and Friendship," Apeiron 26 (March 1993), pp. 57-75.

"Virtue and the Goods of Fortune in Stoic Moral Theory," Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 7 (1989), pp. 95-127. 

"Weakness, Reason, and the Divided Soul in Plato's Republic," History of Philosophy Quarterly 4 (1987), pp. 147-161.