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Plato's Republic
     

Plato's Republic

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by Plato, G. M. Grube (Translator), G. M. A. (Translator) Grube
 

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The most important of the Socratic dialogues, the Republic is concerned with the construction of an ideal commonwealth and thus wins its place as the earliest of utopias.

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The most important of the Socratic dialogues, the Republic is concerned with the construction of an ideal commonwealth and thus wins its place as the earliest of utopias.

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"Robin Waterfield has produced an idiomatic, lively, and thoroughly up-to-date Englishing of Plato's Republic....Waterfield...succeeds beautifully...in making engaging English out of Plato's Greek. For this teachers of Greek philosophy owe him gratitude."—Ancient Philosophy

"Waterfield's translation is certainly the best of the Republic available. It is accurate and informed by deep philosophical understanding of the text; unlike other translations it combines these virtues with an impressive ability to render Plato into English that is as varied and expressive as is Plato's Greek."— Professor Julia Annas, University of Arizona

"Translated in an easy, accessible style, as though these were people, not textbooks speaking. The introduction is lucid and complete."—E.N. Genovese, San Diego State University

"An excellent translation and introduction. The best I have seen."—Tom Christenson, Capital University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780915144037
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1974
Series:
Hackett Classics Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288

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Then if anyone at all is to have the privilege of lying, the rulers of the State should be the persons; and they, in their dealings either with enemies or with their own citizens, may be allowed to lie for the public good. But nobody else should meddle with anything of the kind.

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Robin Waterfield is a writer and editor living in Great Britain.

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Plato's Republic (complete) 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Allan Bloom is one of today's most recognized scholors of Plato, the physical version of this book used in college history and political science courses on both the undergraduate and upper division levels today / This electronic version isnt as good for the numerous typos that abound, but the text isn't as unreadable as some would claim / Allan Bloom's translation and analysis is a good book to have in your library, but go for a physical copy if you can / Overall this version is good despite the typos with the text remaining legible and understandable if one's eyes are not lazy readers; and considering this is Plato, no one should be lazy or pick this up for casual reading
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Everyone should read it at least ince
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There are countless mispellings, so much to the point that some sections are nearly impossible to read or even figure out what is supposed to be being said there. I would really love it if barnes & nobles would take care of this problem because although i am really enjoying & being inspired by this book, im fearful that im missing out on a lot of enlightenment & learning possibilities from the parts that are unreadable due to errors & misspellings.
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Namm More than 1 year ago
Misspellings everywhere.
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Really though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definately one of the worst books I have ever read. The story doesn't make much sense at all, and each chapter (called books) is about 50 pages, but could be summed up in about 3. It is very boring to read. I would not recommend this book to anyone!