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This page is part of the "tools" section of a site, Plato and his dialogues, dedicated to developing a new interpretation of Plato's dialogues. The "tools" section provides historical and geographical context (chronology, maps, entries on characters and locations) for Socrates, Plato and their time. By clicking on the minimap at the beginning of the entry, you can go to a full size map in which the city or location appears. For more information on the structure of entries and links available from them, read the notice at the beginning of the index of persons and locations.
Region of southern Asia Minor east of Lycia along the
Mediterranean coast (area 5).
Pamphylia (whose name means in Greek "of all kinds of tribes") is the country of origin of Er, the hero of the myth Socrates proposes in conclusion of the Republic (Republic, X, 614b-621d), in which a dead warrior is allowed to return to earth after visiting the underworld.