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Plato: 'The Republic' / Edition 1

Plato: 'The Republic' / Edition 1

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This is a completely new translation of one of the great works of Western political thought. In addition to Tom Griffith's vivid, dignified and accurate rendition of Plato's text, this edition is suitable for students at all levels. It contains an introduction that assesses the cultural background to the Republic, its place within political philosophy, and its general argument; succinct notes in the text; an analytical summary of content; a full glossary of proper names; a chronology of important events; and a guide to further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521484435
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/25/2000
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 436
Sales rank: 94,821
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.54(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: the thirty; Faction; A Spartan utopia?; The philosopher and the king; A political work?; City and soul; Mathematics and metaphysics; A guide to further reading; Principal dates; Abbreviations and conventions; Editor's synopsis of The Republic; The Republic: Book 1; Book 2; Book 3; Book 4; Book 5; Book 6; Book 7; Book 8; Book 9; Book 10.

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