Platonis opera: (Tetralogia I-II). Euthyphro ; Apologia Socratis ; Crito ; Phaedo ; Cratylus ; Theaetetus ; Sophista ; Politicus

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e typographeo Clarendoniano, 1900 - Greek literature - 526 pages
Tablet of Contents: v. 2. (Tetralogia III-IV). Parmenides ; Philebus ; Symposium ; Phaedrus ; Alcibiades I-II ; Hipparchus ; Amatores.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
25
Section 4
32
Section 5
35
Section 6
51
Section 7
56
Section 8
61
Section 21
257
Section 22
279
Section 23
287
Section 24
313
Section 25
325
Section 26
337
Section 27
345
Section 28
346

Section 9
79
Section 10
84
Section 11
96
Section 12
97
Section 13
100
Section 14
171
Section 15
173
Section 16
186
Section 17
194
Section 18
209
Section 19
252
Section 20
255
Section 29
354
Section 30
357
Section 31
396
Section 32
404
Section 33
426
Section 34
433
Section 35
443
Section 36
494
Section 37
501
Section 38
517
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About the author (1900)

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.

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