First published in Plato, Complete Works, Donald Zeyl's translation of Timaeus is presented here with his substantial introductory essay, which situates the dialogue in the development of Greek science, discusses points of contemporary interest in the Timaeus, deals at length with long-standing and current issues of interpretation, and provides a consecutive commentary on the work as a whole. Includes an analytic table of contents and a select bibliography.
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