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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2014

    To see this great work which so deeply influences the developmen

    To see this great work which so deeply influences the development of man and time and thought throughout the ages rated a three overall is a travesty. You are not truly educated without exploring this exceptional work with a guide of great learning and heart. This is the one book that can make you better than you were when you started the first page. Do not be deceived, this is a book of timeless relevance and soul.

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  • Posted July 6, 2014

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!

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  • Posted July 2, 2014

    Great Writing....!... Wonderful...! LOVE it...!

    Great Writing....!... Wonderful...! LOVE it...!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Blueripple

    Is dead. So this is no one's den. Feel free to take it as your own. It's even heated!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Useless

    Completely useless.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Text is gibberish after page 20

    Do not buy this ebook it is completely illegible. Choose a different edition of Plato's work.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    No

    Dont get this

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    WTH

    What is this? what everyone else said is true. This is is ridiculous, no table on contents, no seperation of the different books, there seems to be a lot of comentary between. This doens't make any sense

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Trash not the book at all

    Unreadable and not the republic 900 pages of trash

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2012

    Ok

    Ok

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Unreadable

    Characters where the should be letters.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Trash!!!!!!!!!!

    This just junk.. impossible to read. Dumbass..

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    what is wrong with the typeset?

    free versions elsewhere are better

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  • Posted June 14, 2011

    Didnt+work

    This+version+did+not+work+on+my+nook

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2011

    Could not Read

    I couldn't read this version.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2005

    A Must Read

    I really enjoyed this book to the fullest. I have read The Republic by other translators and i must admit that Allan Blooms translation of The Republic is by far better than this one. However, the content of the book is great.

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