Plato, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

Front Cover
W. Heinemann, 1921
10 Reviews
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
6
4 stars
3
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Review: Laws, Books 7-12

User Review  - Alice Mennie - Goodreads

oh very very brilliant it made me laugh cry It is a really very special book to read. poetry really. with laughter and love and the wonderful nature and the stars and the moon it is what life is about. Of course one can enjoy reading its really very lovely to read. It brought me peace. Read full review

Review: Plato I: Euthyphro. Apology. Crito. Phaedo. Phaedrus. (Loeb Classical Library, #36)

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

I so enjoyed reading this magnificent book that I didn't want it to be over. Vast mental expanses inside every page. "O beloved Pan and all ye other gods of this place, grant to me that I be made ... Read full review

Selected pages

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 61 - How can you determine whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?
Page 125 - But it is impossible that evils should be done away with, Theodorus, for there must always be something opposed to the good; and they cannot have their place among the gods, but must inevitably hover about mortal nature and this earth. Therefore we ought to try to escape from earth to the dwelling of the gods as quickly as we can ; and to escape is to become like God, so far as this is possible; and to become like God is to become righteous and holy and wise.
Page 437 - Well, then, thought and speech are the same ; only the former, which is a silent inner conversation of the soul with itself, has been given the special name of thought.
Page 325 - ... them fictitious arguments, and making them think that they are true, and that 'the speaker is the wisest of men in all things ? Theaet.
Page 73 - We must say that, Socrates." Socrates then continues: Well, we have at least managed to bring this forth, whatever it turns out to be: and now that it is born, we must in very truth perform the rite of running around with it in a circle the circle of our argument - and see whether it may not turn out to be after all not worth rearing, but only a wind-egg, an imposture. But. perhaps, you think that any offspring of yours ought to be cared for and not put away; or will you bear to see it examined and...
Page 31 - So great, then, is the importance of midwives; but their function is less important than mine. For women do not, like my patients, bring forth at one time real children and at another mere images which it is difficult to distinguish from the real.
Page 329 - I see the likeness-making art as one part of imitation. This is met with, as a rule, whenever anyone produces the imitation by following the proportions of the original in length, breadth, and depth, and giving, besides, the appropriate colours to each part.
Page 161 - ... that the soul views some things by herself and others through the bodily organs. For that was my own opinion, and I wanted you to agree with me. Theaet.
Page 119 - ... reputation, but really it is only his body that has its place and home in the city ; his mind, considering all these things petty and of no account, disdains them and is borne in all directions, as Pindar1 says,"both belowthe earth," and measuring the surface of the earth, and "above the sky...
Page 101 - Socrates, for anyone to sit beside you and not be forced to give an account...

Bibliographic information