The Republic of Plato

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Basic Books, 1968 - Philosophy - 487 pages
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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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User Review  - Shae - Goodreads

I would probably have liked this book better if I was reading it for fun and at my own pace, instead of reading it for school in a two week time frame. There were still things I enjoyed about it but it was much more forced. All in all, glad I read, doubt I'll ever read it again. Read full review

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Allan Bloom is professor of social thought at the University of Chicago. The author of many books, including The Closing of the American Mind, he is also the translator of Rousseau’s Emile (Basic Books, 1979).

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