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The Symposium of Plato: The Shelley Translation / Edition 1

The Symposium of Plato: The Shelley Translation / Edition 1

by Percy Bysshe Shelley, Plato


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A superb example of the bookmaker's and translator's art, this new edition of Plato's Symposium exhibits aesthetic, literary, and intellectual excellences rarely found together in a single volume. Tom Griffith's translation of this foundation work of Western culture is unsurpassed for the balance it achieves between readability and fidelity to Plato's Greek. For felicity of phrasing, freshness, care to match the sense of the Greek rather than its wording, and for its idiomatic rering of the spoken word, it has no peer. Originally published in a limited edition with facing Greek and color wood engravings, Griffith's translation is here presented in reduced format that retains the aesthetic quality of the original version at an affordable price.

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ISBN-13: 9781587318023
Publisher: St. Augustine's Press
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 1.00(d)

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Klavier7 More than 1 year ago
PLEASE MAKE A NOOK BOOK AVAILABLE. Percy Shelley's translation is by far the best translation of Plato's "Symposium".