Hayden Ausland received a PhD in Classics from U.C. Berkeley in 1987 and is now Professor of Classics at the University of Montana. His articles on the argumentation of Plato's dialogues include "On Reading Plato Mimetically" (American Journal of Philology 118 (1997); "Forensic Origins of Socratic Argumentation", in G. A. Scott, Does Socrates Have a Method? Rethinking the Elenchus in Plato's Dialogues and Beyond (Penn State University Press, 2002); and "Socrates' Argumentative Burden in the Republic", in A. Michelini, Plato as Author. The Rhetoric of Philosophy, Leiden: Brill 2003). Most recently, he has contributed a chapter on Socratic definition to the new Blackwell Companion to Socrates (2006).