Is war inevitable, given the human condition? What causes human agression? For Plato's Socrates it comes from innate tendencies nurtured in the wrong way. And that's where war comes from. Angie Hobbs gives a fascinating introduction to this aspect of Plato's Republic in this episode of Philosophy Bites.
Other Audio Resources
Listen to Angie Hobbs on Plato on Erotic Love (an earlier episode of Philosophy Bites)
Listen to Angie Hobbs discussing Socrates on In Our Time
Article by Angie Hobbs on Plato on War
Forthcoming in Maieusis edited by Dominic Scott (see below) a collection of pieces by eminent classics scholars in honour of the work of Myles Burnyeat.
Listen to Myles Burnyeat on Aristotle on Happiness (an earlier episode of Philosophy Bites)