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Republic By Plato

Republic
by Plato

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Essentially an inquiry into morality, Plato's "Republic" also contains arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary classic. This translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory notes and a critical introduction.
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Republic by Plato

Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory notes and an up-to-date critical introcuduction.

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Republic Reviews


"Robin Waterfield has produced an idiomatic, lively, and thoroughly up-to-date Englishing of Plato's Republic....Waterfield...succeeds beautifully...in making engaging English out of Plato's Greek. For this teachers of Greek philosophy owe him gratitude."--Ancient Philosophy
"Waterfield's translation is certainly the best of the Republic available. It is accurate and informed by deep philosophical understanding of the text; unlike other translations it combines these virtues with an impressive ability to render Plato into English that is as varied and expressive as is
Plato's Greek."-- Professor Julia Annas, University of Arizona ]d 25/02/1993
"Translated in an easy, accessible style, as though these were people, not textbooks speaking. The introduction is lucid and complete."--E.N. Genovese, San Diego State University
"An excellent translation and introduction. The best I have seen."--Tom Christenson, Capital University


"Robin Waterfield has produced an idiomatic, lively, and thoroughly up-to-date Englishing of Plato's Republic....Waterfield...succeeds beautifully...in making engaging English out of Plato's Greek. For this teachers of Greek philosophy owe him gratitude."--Ancient Philosophy
"Waterfield's translation is certainly the best of the Republic available. It is accurate and informed by deep philosophical understanding of the text; unlike other translations it combines these virtues with an impressive ability to render Plato into English that is as varied and expressive as is
Plato's Greek."-- Professor Julia Annas, University of Arizona !d 25/02/1993
"Translated in an easy, accessible style, as though these were people, not textbooks speaking. The introduction is lucid and complete."--E.N. Genovese, San Diego State University
"An excellent translation and introduction. The best I have seen."--Tom Christenson, Capital University

"Robin Waterfield has produced an idiomatic, lively, and thoroughly up-to-date Englishing of Plato's Republic....Waterfield...succeeds beautifully...in making engaging English out of Plato's Greek. For this teachers of Greek philosophy owe him gratitude."--Ancient Philosophy
"Waterfield's translation is certainly the best of the Republic available. It is accurate and informed by deep philosophical understanding of the text; unlike other translations it combines these virtues with an impressive ability to render Plato into English that is as varied and expressive as is Plato's Greek."-- Professor Julia Annas, University of Arizona
"Translated in an easy, accessible style, as though these were people, not textbooks speaking. The introduction is lucid and complete."--E.N. Genovese, San Diego State University
"An excellent translation and introduction. The best I have seen."--Tom Christenson, Capital University


"Robin Waterfield has produced an idiomatic, lively, and thoroughly up-to-date Englishing of Plato's Republic....Waterfield...succeeds beautifully...in making engaging English out of Plato's Greek. For this teachers of Greek philosophy owe him gratitude."--Ancient Philosophy


"Waterfield's translation is certainly the best of the Republic available. It is accurate and informed by deep philosophical understanding of the text; unlike other translations it combines these virtues with an impressive ability to render Plato into English that is as varied and expressive as is Plato's Greek."-- Professor Julia Annas, University of Arizona


"Translated in an easy, accessible style, as though these were people, not textbooks speaking. The introduction is lucid and complete."--E.N. Genovese, San Diego State University


"An excellent translation and introduction. The best I have seen."--Tom Christenson, Capital University


About Plato



Robin Waterfield is a writer and editor living in Great Britain.

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GOR001194506
Republic by Plato
Plato
Oxford World's Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1998-01-03
560
0192833707
9780192833709
N/A
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