The Dialogues of Plato: Tr. Into English, with Analyses and Introductions, Volume 3

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Scribner, Armstrong and Company, 1878
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I'm making my way through this large volume and the scan quality is excellent. This is vol 3 and its in English! yay I'm only a Phil 1301 Student so all the greek and german versions were a bit too much for me.
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Page 377 - ... those who utter them, and who are not educated enough to look at the whole, nor to consider that every man has had thousands and thousands of progenitors, and among them have been rich and poor, kings and slaves, Hellenes and barbarians, many times over.
Page 485 - My notion would be, that anything which possesses any sort of power to affect another, or to be affected by another, if only for a single moment, however trifling the cause and however slight the effect, has real existence; and I hold that the definition of being is simply power.
Page 74 - Socrates; for, as I was saying, such a one, even though he have good natural parts, becomes effeminate. He flies from the busy centre and the market-place, in which, as the poet says, men become distinguished; he creeps into a corner for the rest of his life, and talks in a whisper with three or four admiring youths, but never speaks out like a freeman in a satisfactory manner.
Page 315 - Dire are the pangs which my art is able to arouse and to allay in those who consort with me, just like the pangs of women in childbirth ; night and day they are full of perplexity and travail which is even worse than that of the women. So much for them. And there are others, Theaetetus, who...
Page 114 - ... and dwell there in perfect happiness out of the reach of evil, but that he who has lived unjustly and impiously shall go to the house of vengeance and punishment, which is called Tartarus.
Page 99 - Callicles, that communion and friendship and orderliness and temperance and justice bind together heaven and earth and gods and men, .„„ and that this universe is therefore called Cosmos or order, not disorder or misrule, my friend.
Page 115 - This all stands in the way ; there are the clothes of the judges and the clothes of the judged. What is to be done ? I will tell you: In the first place, I will deprive men of the foreknowledge of death...
Page 471 - ... for if artists were to give the true proportions of their fair models, the upper part, which is farther off, would appear to be out of proportion in comparison with the lower, which is nearer; and so they give up the truth in their images and make only the proportions which appear to be beautiful, disregarding the real ones.
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Page 110 - You praise the men who feasted the citizens and satisfied their desires, and people say that they have made the city great, not seeing that the ulcerated and swollen condition of the State is to be attributed to these elder statesmen ; for they have filled the city full of harbours and docks and walls and revenues and all that, and have left no room for justice and temperance.

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