The Republic (Illustrated) [NOOK Book]

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*Illustrated with over a dozen pictures of Plato and other Ancient Greek philosophers.
*Includes Table of Contents

In 427 B.C., the Ancient Greek city-state of Athens was flourishing. Approximately 80 years earlier, the Athenians had formed the first self-representative democracy in history, the Peloponnesian War against Sparta had only just started, and Socrates was only beginning to lay the foundation of what would become Western philosophy. That year Plato was born to a wealthy family: with an uncle who was ...
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The Republic (Illustrated)

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Overview

*Illustrated with over a dozen pictures of Plato and other Ancient Greek philosophers.
*Includes Table of Contents

In 427 B.C., the Ancient Greek city-state of Athens was flourishing. Approximately 80 years earlier, the Athenians had formed the first self-representative democracy in history, the Peloponnesian War against Sparta had only just started, and Socrates was only beginning to lay the foundation of what would become Western philosophy. That year Plato was born to a wealthy family: with an uncle who was close friends with Socrates, Plato was seemingly destined to become a philosopher. By the end of his life, Plato had indeed become the foremost philosopher of his time, and perhaps the most famous philosopher in Western history.

None of Socrates’ works survived antiquity, so most of what is known about him came from the writings of his followers, most notably Plato. What is known about Socrates is that he seemed to make a career out of philosophy, and Plato was intent on following in his footsteps. Yet for all of the influence of Socrates’ life on Plato, it was Socrates’ death around 399 B.C. that truly shaped him. Plato was so embittered by Socrates’ trial in Athens that he completely soured on Athenian democracy, and he began to travel around the Mediterranean, studying topics like mathematics, honing his approach to philosophical thinking, and continuing to refine his philosophical beliefs.

About a decade later, Plato returned to Athens and founded his famous Platonic Academy around 387 B.C., which he oversaw for 40 years until his death. One of Plato’s philosophical beliefs was that writing down teachings was less valuable than passing them down orally, and several of Plato’s writings are responses to previous writings of his, so Plato’s personally held beliefs are hard to discern. However, Plato educated several subsequent philosophers, chief among them Aristotle, and his writings eventually formed the backbone of Western philosophy.

This edition of Plato’s The Republic is specially formatted with over a dozen pictures of Plato and other famous Ancient Greek philosophers. It also includes a Table of Contents for easier navigation.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013469310
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors
  • Publication date: 12/5/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Find another version...

    No table of contents so navigation through the book is horrible.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2011

    Annoying format

    There is no proper table of contents so you have to manually page through tons of pages before arriving at the appropriate place.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 6, 2015

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    Posted April 15, 2015

    Serena

    "Ugh war and boys and stuff... " i roll my eyes on boys.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2015

    Ryas

    I think it would be a pretty cool idea if we could make it where there is a under ground pool tha flips over and it looks like th only thing there is a hill or it could be an secret labitory or something

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2015

    Amira

    We should have an arena like an outdoor one but still has boarders or something, and a lake instead of a pool, or somewhere have a shooting range for people to practice knife throwing, bow and arrows, etc.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2015

    Ashlyn

    A river maybe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2015

    Amira

    This whole time Ive been imagining it is like this. If your looking at a map of camp the Big house is at the top in the middle. Below that is just a big open space with maybe a fire pit or something. To the left of both of those is the woods and maye a lake in the lower half. To the right of the big open space and Big house are the cabins all lined up in rows. Im not sure of the other buildings yet since i just got here.

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