The Republic

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AHM Publishing Corporation, Jan 15, 1979 - Philosophy - 288 pages
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This highly regarded volume features a modern translation of all ten books of The Republic along with a synoptic table of contents, a prefatory essay, and an appendix on The Spindle of Necessity by the translator and editor, Raymond Larson. Also included are an introduction by Eva T. H. Brann, a list of principal dates in the life of Plato, and a bibliography.

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User Review  - Kathleen O'Neal - Goodreads

I had to read Plato's "Republic" for the first time recently in order to study for a big pass/fail exam on this work and a few other classics of philosophy that is required by my MA program. In many ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeremy - Goodreads

Hard to understand. Read for Dr. Donnelly's seminar on Milton and Plato at Baylor (Spring 2014). Dr. Donnelly believes that the 10 books of Paradise Lost (1667) correspond to the 10 books of Plato's Republic. Read full review


28 Everything
individual Socrates therefore proposes to construct
Conclusion 354ac 30 Confession of failure

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Plato was born c. 427 B.C. in Athens, Greece, to an aristocratic family very much involved in political government. Pericles, famous ruler of Athens during its golden age, was Plato's stepfather. Plato was well educated and studied under Socrates, with whom he developed a close friendship. When Socrates was publically executed in 399 B.C., Plato finally distanced himself from a career in Athenian politics, instead becoming one of the greatest philosophers of Western civilization. Plato extended Socrates's inquiries to his students, one of the most famous being Aristotle. Plato's The Republic is an enduring work, discussing justice, the importance of education, and the qualities needed for rulers to succeed. Plato felt governors must be philosophers so they may govern wisely and effectively. Plato founded the Academy, an educational institution dedicated to pursuing philosophic truth. The Academy lasted well into the 6th century A.D., and is the model for all western universities. Its formation is along the lines Plato laid out in The Republic. Many of Plato's essays and writings survive to this day. Plato died in 347 B.C. at the age of 80.