Plato's Divine Dialogues: Together with the Apology of Socrates

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H. Washbourne, 1851 - 411 pages
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It is unfortunate that the first few pages are out of order, pages 20-24 appear directly after page 4 which created quite a bit of confusion on my part until I noticed the page numbering. I would certainly hope that google would correct this error so that the associated text and ebook files would be correctly ordered also.
This particular edition of Plato's works is oftened reprinted, which is testimony to the quality of the translation. It is a therefor a shame that our only electronic version of it has been flawed by a simple scrambling of the pages.
Otherwise I would have given it 5 stars.
 

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Page 203 - and charmed by its pleasures and lusts ; insomuch that it believed there was nothing real or true beyond what is corporeal; what may be seen, touched, drank, or eaten, or what is the object of carnal pleasure ; that it hated, dreaded and avoided what the eyes of the body could not descry, and all that is
Page 202 - the like, that continue in a manner immortal. Is not this true? Very true. Now as for the soul, which is an invisible being, that goes to a place like itself, marvellous, pure, and invisible, in the infernal world; and returns to a God full of goodness and wisdom; which I hope will
Page 202 - if it please God. Shall a soul of this nature, and created with all these advantages, be dissipated and annihilated, as soon as it parts from the body, as most men believe ? No such thing, my dear Simmias, and my dear Cebes. I will tell you what will rather come to pass, and what we ought
Page 86 - such things as seemed good, and yet were very bad for them, composed for them this prayer: " Great God, give us the good things that are necessary for us, whether we ask them or not; and keep evil things from us, even when we ask them of thee.
Page 186 - that souls quitting this world repair to the infernal regions, and return after that to live in this world. If it be so, that men return to life after death, it follows necessarily, that during that interval, their souls are lodged in the lower regions : for if they had not a being, they could not return to this world. And this
Page 239 - the demon or genius, that was partner with it, and conducted it during life, leads it to a certain place, where all the dead are obliged to appear in order to be judged, and from thence are conducted by a guide to the world below. And, after they have there received their good or bad deserts, and continued
Page 203 - passions, that tyrannized over it, and all the other evils pertaining to human nature: and as it is said of those •who have been initiated into holy mysteries, it truly passes a whole course of eternity with the Gods.* Ought not this to be the matter of our belief
Page 5 - righteousness, and was so thoroughly acquainted with the corruption of mankind, that he makes it appear,* that if a man perfectly righteous should come upon earth, he would find so much opposition in the world, that he would be imprisoned, reviled, scourged, and in fine crucified by such, who, though they were extremely wicked, would yet pass for righteous men.
Page 203 - Socrates. But if the soul depart full of uncleanness and impurity, as having been all along mingled with the body, always employed in its service, always possessed by the love of it, and charmed by its pleasures and lusts

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