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Harvard University Press, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 655 pages
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Plato of Athens, who laid the foundations of the Western philosophical tradition and in range and depth ranks among its greatest practitioners, was born to a prosperous and politically active family ca. 427 bce. In early life an admirer of Socrates, Plato later founded the first institution of higher learning in the West, the Academy, among whose many notable alumni was Aristotle. Traditionally ascribed to Plato are thirty-six dialogues developing Socrates' dialectic method and composed with great stylistic virtuosity, together with thirteen letters. Republic, a masterpiece of philosophical and political thought, concerns righteousness both in individuals and in communities, and proposes an ideal state organized and governed on philosophical principles. This edition, which replaces the original Loeb edition by Paul Shorey, offers text, translation, and annotation that are fully current with modern scholarship. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Plato is in twelve volumes.

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User Review  - sydneybolton -

But it come in great condition. I'm taking a philosophy class and my professor recommended it. It did seem rather drawn out and complex content-wise though, but I'm not one to judge a classic. ... Read full review

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The old Greek chestnut gets a new translation by Allen, who has received kudos for his lively translation of Plato's dialogs. Students mystified by the old Cornford translation (I know I was) might find this one easier to grasp. This edition also has an intro by Allen. Read full review


General Introduction
Chronology of Platos Life and Works
General Bibliography
Introduction to Books IV

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