Great Dialogues of Plato

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The Republic and other great dialogues by the immortal Greek philosopher Plato, masterpieces that form part of the most important single body of writing in the history of philosophy, are here translated in a modern version. Beauty, Love, Immortality, Knowledge, and Justice are discussed in these dialogues which magnificently express the glowing spirit of Platonic philosophy.

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The Republic and other great dialogues by the immortal Greek philosopher Plato, masterpieces that form part of the most important single body of writing in the history of philosophy, are here translated in a modern version. Beauty, Love, Immortality, Knowledge, and Justice are discussed in these dialogues which magnificently express the glowing spirit of Platonic philosophy.

This paperbound volume, containing more dialogues than any other inexpensive edition, was translated by W.H.D. Rouse, one of the world's most outstanding classical scholars and the translator of Homer's The Oddyssey and The Iliad.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780451624123
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/1/1956
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Plato (c. 427–347 b.c.) founded the Academy in Athens, the prototype of all Western universities, and wrote more than twenty philosophical dialogues.

W.H.D. Rouse was one of the great 20th century experts on Ancient Greece, and headmaster of the Perse School, Cambridge, England, for 26 years. Under his leadership the school became widely known for the successful teaching of Greek and Latin as spoken languages. He derived his knowledge of the Greeks not only from his wide studies of classical literature, but also by travelling extensively in Greece. He died in 1950.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2005

    Great Translation, Great Notes, Essential Read

    If you are looking for a book including Plato's most essential writings for a price that will not dissuade you, your search is over. Rouse's translation is rich and his notes provide wonderful insight into Greek customs, Homer's works (to which Plato refers copiously in the Republic), and Plato's texts themselves. Must buy!

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    Posted April 9, 2014

    Hooked

    I'm very particular when it comes to books, at least ones that are not mystery/suspense novels, so when I was hooked by simply reading the sample I knew it was wonderful.

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