The Republic (Bloom Translation) / Edition 2

The Republic (Bloom Translation) / Edition 2

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by Plato
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465069347

ISBN-13: 9780465069347

Pub. Date: 10/28/1991

Publisher: Basic Books


Long regarded as the most accurate rendering of Plato’s Republic that has yet been published, this widely acclaimed work is the first strictly literal translation of a timeless classic. This second edition includes a new introduction by Professor Bloom, whose careful translation and interpretation of The Republic was first published in 1968. In…  See more details below

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Long regarded as the most accurate rendering of Plato’s Republic that has yet been published, this widely acclaimed work is the first strictly literal translation of a timeless classic. This second edition includes a new introduction by Professor Bloom, whose careful translation and interpretation of The Republic was first published in 1968. In addition to the corrected text itself there is also a rich and valuable essay—as well as indexes—which will better enable the reader to approach the heart of Plato’s intention.

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ISBN-13:
9780465069347
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
10/28/1991
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
487
Sales rank:
49,492
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile:
1160L (what's this?)

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Republic 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While the Republic is a great book to read, this translation tends to get confusing at times. I would not reccomend it for first year students or casual readers. Other translations, such as the Bloom translation, are written in a more intelligible style.
Man-of-Owls More than 1 year ago
I buy copies of this book as gifts for people that are starting to learn philosophy. I have read 7 different translations of 'The Republic', I also have read or watched overviews of 'The Republic' and this is the easiest way to enjoy the book. As I see it this is the point to start reading and learning philosophy. For me 'The Republic' is the best book ever written by man. This copy is a bit old but well worth the money.
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Barnes and Nobles, you know that this is false advertising if you allude that my e book would be Grube's translation of the Republic and it turns out to be the benjamin jowett translation. Thank you for giving me something that I could have gotten for free. I paid the money for a reason. FRAUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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protagonistpro More than 1 year ago
While the language is 'heavy', and the interpretative essay does not hold you hand in exploring my significant ideas in rapid succession, it is a great work to explore and to understand.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
simply the best translation out there....I couldn't have gotten through my political science classes without it!