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Plato: 'The Republic'

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  • Date Published: September 2000
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521484435

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  • This is a completely new translation of one of the great works of Western political thought. In addition to Tom Griffith's vivid, dignified and accurate rendition of Plato's text, this edition is suitable for students at all levels. It contains an introduction that assesses the cultural background to the Republic, its place within political philosophy, and its general argument; succinct notes in the text; an analytical summary of content; a full glossary of proper names; a chronology of important events; and a guide to further reading.

    • Accurate new translation reads like genuine conversation
    • Plato's text is not interrupted by summary or intrusive material - editorial synopsis is separate
    • Extensive study aids include authoritative introduction by editor covering historical, cultural, intellectual background, as well as philosophical content
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    "[Griffith's] aim was to traslate the Greek text as if it were a conversation, and he has succeeded admirably." Library Journal

    "In addition to a vivid, dignified and accurate rendition of Plato's text, the student and general reader will find many aids to comprehension in this volume: an introduction that assesses the cultural background to the Republic, its place within political philosophy, and its general argument; succinct notes in the body of the text; an analytical summary of the work's content; a full glossary of proper names; a chronology of important events; and a guide to further reading. The result is an accomplished and accessible edition of this seminal work, suitable for philosophers and classicists as well as historians of political thought at all levels." African Sun Times Review of Books

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    • Date Published: September 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521484435
    • length: 436 pages
    • dimensions: 217 x 140 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.609kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the thirty
    Faction
    A Spartan utopia?
    The philosopher and the king
    A political work?
    City and soul
    Mathematics and metaphysics
    A guide to further reading
    Principal dates
    Abbreviations and conventions
    Editor's synopsis of The Republic
    The Republic: Book 1
    Book 2
    Book 3
    Book 4
    Book 5
    Book 6
    Book 7
    Book 8
    Book 9
    Book 10.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Ancient Enlightenment
    • Ancient Mediterranean: Greece
    • Classical Philosophy
    • Classics in Philosophy
    • Democracy andf Revolution
    • Democratic Political Thought
    • General Humanities I
    • Greco-Roman World
    • Greek Legacy
    • History of Political Thought I
    • Honors Core In Intellectual Traditions
    • Introduction to Philosophy: Morality and Society
    • Introduction to Western Political Theory
    • Literature and Ideas
    • Living Justly in an Unkind World
    • Means and Ends in Politics
    • Philosophical Classics I
    • Philosophical Inquiry
    • Philosophy of Ethics in Education
    • ProSeminar in Political Theory: The Origins of Political Philosophy
    • Rise of European Civilization
    • Social Foundations I
    • Social Foundations of Education
    • Survey of Ancient Philosophy
    • Texts and Contexts: Utopian Literature
    • The Golden Age of Greece
    • The Human Person
    • Traditio Occidentis I
    • Western Philosophy
    • classical Political Philosophy
  • Author

    Plato

    Editor

    G. R. F. Ferrari, University of California, Berkeley

    Translator

    Tom Griffith

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