I've started reading some philosophy. Started with the Greeks since thats what you guys told me to do. I just finished reading Symposium and before that I read Republic. I found both of them enjoyable and found the socratic dialogue really easy to get along with since im not very good at reading.
Anyway, what next? Keep going with Plato? Some other Greek? Something completely different?
Any suggestions very much appreciated.
I haven't read the Republic yet, but I've read alot of his other dialogues like Crito, Hippias minor and major, Lysis, Laches, etc. I can't comment on their philosophical depth or historical importance, but I found them pretty enjoyable, so I'd suggest staying with Plato.
Stay with Plato for a bit. There are at least a few other dialogues that might catch your attention: Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, and Crito, which take place at the end of Socrates' life. Euthydemus, Hippias Major and Minor, Protagoras, and Gorgias, which show Socrates in his encounters with various sophists. The Meno, Laches, Lysis, Ion, and Charmides for shorter works where the characters and literary elements are evident and enjoyable. Maybe save the Phaedrus and the Phaedo for the end, since while they have a lot of dramatic stuff that will help you along, the contents are evidently harder and more obscure.
Whether you'd like to read Parmenides, Timaeus-Critias, Theaetetus, Sophist, Statesman, Cratylus, Philebus, or the Laws is up to you. The dramatic elements are much more obscure, though no less present.
Menexenus is Plato's best dialogue, I'd read that one next.