The Republic: The Comprehensive Student Edition

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Overview

The volume that you hold in your hands offers a distinctive alternative to the many editions of Plato's Republic currently in print. Andrea Tschemplik provides a fresh and accessible translation of Plato's classic work, specially designed to aid newcomers in better understanding and appreciating the text. In addition, this volume provides a range of student-friendly supplements to enhance the learning experience. A general introduction addresses the standard challenges associated with reading Platonic dialogues, outlines the basic structure of the work, introduces key characters, and offers historical context. Each book begins with a helpful outline, and ends with study questions ideal for classroom discussion, paper assignments, or self-guided consideration of the text. Annotations, appendices, and an extensive index round out the volume.

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Editorial Reviews

P.C. Kemeny
This superior translation has an engaging, constructive tone. For introductory students with little or no historical background with which to appreciate the nuances of Plato's Republic, Tschemplik clearly sets the historical context and identifies the characters.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742543980
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Edition description: The Comprehensive Student Edition
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrea Tschemplik is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at American University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Book I Chapter 3 Study Questions Part 4 Book II Chapter 5 Study Questions Part 6 Book III Chapter 7 Study Questions Part 8 Book IV Chapter 9 Study Questions Part 10 Book V Chapter 11 Study Questions Part 12 Book VI Chapter 13 Study Questions Part 14 Book VII Chapter 15 Study Questions Part 16 Book VIII Chapter 17 Study Questions Part 18 Book IX Chapter 19 Study Questions Part 20 Book X Chapter 21 Study Questions Part 22 Appendix 1: Cephalus and Polemarchus (Lysias, Against Eratosthenes) Part 23 Appendix 2: Athenian Imperialism (Thucydides, "The Melian Dialogue") Part 24 Appendix 3: The Ring of Gyges (Herodotus, Histories, Book I) Part 25 Appendix 4: The Status of Women (Xenophon, Oeconomicus) Part 26 Appendix 5: Athenian Constitutional History

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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 March 24, 2015

    Spencer

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    Posted March 24, 2015

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    Me

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    Posted March 21, 2015

    Lucas

    Sighs. "Whatevs."

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    Posted March 20, 2015

    Lucas

    Cool.

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    Posted March 20, 2015

    Ashkyn/Laura

    Gtgbbt.

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    No

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2015

    Connor

    Team captain

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2015

    Connor

    Sorry guy lets try tomorrow need more people

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2015

    Lukas to anyone

    Team captins anyone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    To seth

    And that lucas with a c... would that b me?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Seth ~ Lukas

    Whenever. Gtg bbt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Skylar

    ((To Alice- Since l stated that a batted your wolf to the side, it would most likely need a moment to recover. So, no thanks. And it would also be pretty hard to shoot a person while running, unless you have calculated perfect timing and stuuff.)) O.o

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    Posted March 2, 2015

    Dawn

    Gtg bbl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    SETH ~ ALL

    Skylar has the flag. She clearly stated the whole time that she was at the cabin. Lukas sorry but you got the flag taken.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Shadow angel

    Appears and eyes turn white step away from me i say to allyson and she is exploded back.

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    Posted March 2, 2015

    Turner

    Yeah. But renember, the vines trapped u and i got the flag back

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Lukas

    Okay. When r u redoing ranks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Turer

    I already got the flag in my cabin, i win.

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