The Republic of Plato

The Republic of Plato

Book - 1968
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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.
Publisher: [Chicago] : Basic Books, c1968.
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9780465069347
Branch Call Number: 321.07 Pla1968 h7ma 01
Characteristics: xxiv, 487 pages
Additional Contributors: Bloom, Allan 1930-1992.


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Feb 01, 2009

Great political theory book! Plato uses Socrates to illustrate how society is made up into various types of people. Whats' best about Plato is his use of allegories (i.e. the cave). A must read!

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