The Republic of Plato

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Basic Books, 1968 - Philosophy - 487 pages
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Long regarded as the most accurate rendering of Plato’s Republic that has yet been published, this widely acclaimed work is the first strictly literal translation of a timeless classic. This second edition includes a new introduction by Professor Bloom, whose careful translation and interpretation of The Republic was first published in 1968. In addition to the corrected text itself there is also a rich and valuable essay—as well as indexes—which will better enable the reader to approach the heart of Plato’s intention.

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User Review  - Allen Radtke - Goodreads

Reading Bloom's interpretive essay in this book is preparation for a long journey in Plato. Just finished the essay as an orientation to Plato. Next step is to read GRF Ferrari's introduction in Plato ... Read full review

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User Review  - Liesl - Goodreads

A classic that I never read in high school or college. So I decided better late than never. It's foundational. It made me want to read everything Plato. But then sometimes one needs a little break. Read full review


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Allan Bloom is professor of social thought at the University of Chicago. The author of many books, including The Closing of the American Mind, he is also the translator of Rousseau’s Emile (Basic Books, 1979).

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