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 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

    T

    T

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2002

    interesting intelligent though some how lacking

    I would begin by saying that it is a very original idea (though considering it was written thousands of years ago) the idea of two people arguing of how to make the government. He truly had intelligent ideas of how a government should run the only problem with the series is that there should not be a government at all, therefore making the entire book pointless. But overall good read.

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