This volume is intended to accompany the new Oxford edition of Plato's Republic, published in 2003. It is based on a series of ten articles in Mnemosyne, dating from 1988 to 2003. It contains discussions of textual problems of various kinds. Much attention is paid to Plato's use of particles, to the moods and tenses of the verb, and to pragmatics and style. Moreover, the transmission of the text receives ample attention. The book is highly recommended for users of the new edition of the Republic, for those interested in the transmission of the Platonic corpus and in Platonic Greek and for students of linguistics in general.
About the Author
S.R. Slings (†), Ph.D. (1981) in Humanities, was Professor of Greek at the Free University, Amsterdam. He published extensively on Plato, and edited Platonis Respublica in the series Oxford Classical Texts. Gerard Boter is Professor of Greek at the Free University, Amsterdam. His publications include The Textual Tradition of Plato's Republic (1989) and The Encheiridion of Epictetus and its three Christian adaptations. Transmission and critical editions (1999).Johannes M. van Ophuijsen is Cornelia J. De Vogel Professor of Philosophy (Platonism and early Christianity) at Utrecht University and a Fellow of University College Utrecht. He publishes on Plato, Aristotle, the early Stoics, and the continuation of their thought through the Christian and Muslim middle ages down to the early modern period.