Re: your comment to Brad, you might find more than interesting the book by the late I.F.Stone called The Trial of Socrates. Stone, who was pretty much deaf, was a journalist who found himself at a serious disadvantage when it came to press conferences. He compensated by paying very close attention to press releases, and tracking down the facts behind them, often coming up with remarkable stories.
When he retired, he taught himself Greek, and used his research into Platon, and Socrates and the Athens and the Sparta of their time to come up with a remarkable set of propositions that really should be looked at first-hand to be appreciated, and which make the actions of the Athenians much more understandable, if true. The split between Platonic and non-platonic then becomes a somewhat more interesting matter than before.
If nothing else, The Trial of Socrates adds considerable richness to ones understanding of the philosophy and the history of the time.
Yours, Bob Kaven