The Republic of Plato: Second Edition
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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This is a great translation as compared with the Great Books translation.
Socrates method of argument is intriguing. His treatment of justice (essentially virtue) provokes much pondering. It improved my understanding of human nature.
Any one studying Political Philosophy Must read this it is a great compelling argument about politics, justice, wisdom, love, life, and other fundamental questions that humans ask concerning our existence. Interpret in your own way but do not stray from the real lesson learnt from this book, understand it and share your knowledge with others.