Statesman

Statesman

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Plato’s Statesman is the second of a projected trilogy of dialogues, in which an unnamed stranger sets out to satisfy Socrates' desire for an account of sophist, statesman, and philosopher. (The third was never written.) It includes a clear English translation along with notes and supplementary materials.See more details below

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Plato’s Statesman is the second of a projected trilogy of dialogues, in which an unnamed stranger sets out to satisfy Socrates' desire for an account of sophist, statesman, and philosopher. (The third was never written.) It includes a clear English translation along with notes and supplementary materials.

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A student edition of Rowe's (Greek, U. of Durham) contribution to the published by Hackett in 1997, itself slightly revised from the 1995 Arts and Phillips publication of . It includes only the translation, a few annotations, a 20-page introduction, and a select bibliography. Paper edition (unseen), $7.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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The original publication of Rowe's translation in 1995 was a landmark event in the study of this fascinating but enigmatic dialogue. Based on a careful and convincing revised Greek text, the contemporary English of this unpretentious, clear, and--above all--accurate revised version make it by far the best available. In fact, Rowe’s translation is now and will surely remain the only acceptable choice. --John Cooper, Princeton University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585102907
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/2012
Series:
Focus Philosophical Library
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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Socrates: I really owe you a big debt of thanks, Theodorus, for my getting to know Theaetetus, along with getting to know the stranger as well.

Theodorus: And soon, Socrates, you’ll owe triple that, once they’ve worked out the statesman and the philosopher for you.

Socrates: Come now, is that how we’re going to say we’ve heard it put, my dear Theodorus, by the one mightiest at calculations and geometrical matters?

Theodorus: How so, Socrates?

Socrates: Because you set down each of the men as of equal worth, though in honor they stand farther apart from one another than accords with any proportion in your art.

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John Cooper
The original publication of Rowe's translation in 1995 was a landmark event in the study of this fascinating but enigmatic dialogue. Based on a careful and convincing revised Greek text, the contemporary English of this unpretentious, clear, and-above all-accurate version [Hackett Publishing Co.] make it by far the best available. In fact, Rowe's translation is now and will surely remain the only acceptable choice.

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