Phaedo

Phaedo

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Translated with an introduction and commentary by R. Hackforth

A translation with introduction and commentary of Plato's Phaedo. This celebrated dialogue describes the last conversations in prison between Socrates and his friends. Socrates' bearing in the last hours before his execution, the devotion of his friends, the admiration of his jailer, and his reasoned

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Translated with an introduction and commentary by R. Hackforth

A translation with introduction and commentary of Plato's Phaedo. This celebrated dialogue describes the last conversations in prison between Socrates and his friends. Socrates' bearing in the last hours before his execution, the devotion of his friends, the admiration of his jailer, and his reasoned conviction that the human soul survives the death of the body are all portrayed with moving simplicity and admiration.

Professor Hackforth here translated the dialogue for the student and general reader. There is a running commentary on the course of the argument and the meaning of the key Greek terms, and a full introduction to explain the philosophical background and the place of this work among Plato's writings.

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"Very usable source. I like the professional inclusion o introduction, notes, bibliography and clear Stephans numbering. All contribute to introducing students to a scholarly text. Book opens easily for ease in reading. I will consider it for future courses."—Dr. Madonna R. Adams, Pace University

"Gallop's translation, notes, and introduction to Plato's Phaedo shows first rate literary, philosophical and historical competence."—Professor John J. Glanville, San Francisco State University

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"So glad you included the Stephanus numbers. Notes are helpfu. Look forward to complete Oxford Plato."—Professor Eva AH. Cadwallader, Westminster College

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605018904
Publisher:
MobileReference
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Mobi Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,286,743
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