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Plato

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Works: 10,024 works in 17,265 publications in 19 languages and 93,890 library holdings
Genres: Utopian fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Juvenile works  Handbooks and manuals  Graphic novels  Biography  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Honoree, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: B358, 184
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Symposium by Plato( Book )
734 editions published between 1556 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 6,318 libraries worldwide
"Counter Plato, Allan Bloom wrote, is "the most erotic of philosophers," and his Symposium is one of the greatest works on the nature of love ever written. This new edition brings together the English translation of the renowned Plato scholar and translator, Seth Benardete, with two illuminating commentaries on it: Benardete's "On Plato's Symposium" and Allan Bloom's provocative essay, "The Ladder of Love." In the Symposium, Plato recounts a drinking party following an evening meal, where the guests include the poet Aristophanes, the drunken Alcibiades, and, of course, the wise Socrates. The revelers give their views on the timeless topics of love and desire, all the while addressing many of the major themes of Platonic philosophy: the relationship of philosophy and poetry, the good, and the beautiful." http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/uchi051/00032593.html
The Republic of Plato by Plato( Book )
390 editions published between 1852 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,623 libraries worldwide
Some current views of Justice - Justice in the state and in the individual - The philosopher king - The decline of society and of the soul - Comparison of the just and unjust lives - The quarrel between philosophy and poetry - Immortality and the rewards of justice
Statesman by Plato( Book )
104 editions published between 1924 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,574 libraries worldwide
The Statesman is Plato's neglected political work, but it is crucial for an understanding of the development of his political thinking. In some respects it continues themes from the Republic, particularly the importance of knowledge as entitlement to rule. But there are also changes: Plato has dropped the ambitious metaphysical synthesis of the Republic, changed his view of the moral psychology of the citizen, and revised his position on the role of law and institutions
The last days of Socrates by Plato( Book )
96 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,473 libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization of the trial and death of Greek philosopher Socrates, written by his student and friend, Plato
The dialogues of Plato by Plato( Book )
123 editions published between 1779 and 2015 in English and held by 1,319 libraries worldwide
Presents a translation of the Greek philosopher's works
The laws by Plato( Book )
64 editions published between 1917 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,233 libraries worldwide
The last of Plato's dialogues, distinguished from his earlier works by its more practical treatment of political problems. Though criticized in some detail by Aristotle in the "Politics", it undoubtedly exercised a profound influence upon his thought, and through him upon subsequent political theory
The final days of Socrates by Plato( file )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 786 libraries worldwide
Presents the most tragic episodes in the history of Athens' decline: the trial and condemnation of Socrates (469-399 B.C.)
Platonis opera by Plato( Book )
241 editions published between 1517 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 717 libraries worldwide
This long awaited new edition contains seven of the dialogues of Plato, and is the first in the five-volume complete edition of Plato's works in the Oxford Classical Texts series. The result of many years of painstaking scholarship, the new volume will replace the now nearly one hundred-year-old original edition, and is destined to become just as long lasting a classic
Great dialogues by Plato( Book )
28 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and held by 644 libraries worldwide
A collection of dialogues from Greek philosopher Plato
The collected dialogues of Plato, including the letters by Plato( Book )
51 editions published between 1961 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 506 libraries worldwide
Presents outstanding translations of the Greek philosopher's works by leading British and American scholars of the last century
Plato's Statesman by Plato( Book )
38 editions published between 1952 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 libraries worldwide
Theaetetus, the Sophist, and the Statesman are a trilogy of Platonic dialogues that show Socrates formulating his conception of philosophy as he prepares the defense for his trial. Originally published together as The Being of the Beautiful, these translations can be read separately or as a trilogy. Each includes an introduction, extensive notes, and comprehensive commentary that examines the trilogy's motifs and relationships. -- Back cover
Lysis ; Symposium ; Gorgias by Plato( Book )
49 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 463 libraries worldwide
PLATO, the great philosopher of Athens, son of Ariston, was born in 427 B.C. In early manhood admirer of Socrates, he later founded the famous school of philosophy in the grove Academus. Much else recorded of his life is uncertain; that he left Athens for a time after Socrates' execution is probable; that later he went to Cyrene, Egypt, and Sicily is possible; that he was wealthy is likely; that he was critical of 'advanced' democracy is obvious. He lived to be 80 years old. Linguistic tests including those of computer science still try to establish the order of his extant philosophical dialogues, written in splendid prose and revealing Socrates' mind fused with Plato's thought. In Laches, Charmides, and Lysis, Socrates and others discuss separate ethical conceptions. Protagoras, Io, and Meno discuss whether righteousness can be taught. In Gorias, Socrates is estranged from his city's thought, and his fate is impending. The Apology (not a dialogue), Crito, Euthyphro, and the unforgettable Phaedo relate to the trial and death of Socrates and propound the immortality of the soul. In the famous Symposium and Phaedrus, written when Socrates was still alive, we find the origin and meaning of love. Cratylus discusses the nature of language and the great masterpiece in 10 books, the Republic, concerns righteousness (and involves education, equality of the sexes, socialism, communism, and even abolition of slavery). Of the 6 so called 'dialectical" dialogues Euthydemus deals with philosophy; meta-physical Parmenides about general concepts and absolute being; Theaetetus reasons about the theory of knowledge; of its sequels, Sophist deals with not-being; Politicus with good and bad statesmanship and governments; Philebus with what is good. The Timaeus seeks the origin of the visible universe out of abstract geometrical elements. The unfinished Critias treats of lost Atlantis. Unfinished also is Plato's last work of the 12 books Laws (Socrates is absent from it), a critical discussion of principles of law which Plato thought the Greeks might accept. Of a dozen other extant dialogues and also some letters a few may be genuine. Six other extant dialogues have been rejected as spurious since ancient times
Apology of Socrates and Crito : with extracts from the Phaedo and Symposium and from Xenophon's Memorabilia by Plato( Book )
74 editions published between 1850 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 374 libraries worldwide
Plato: Charmides, Alcibiades I and II, Hipparchus, the lovers, Theages, Minos, Epinomis by Plato( Book )
46 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 367 libraries worldwide
PLATO, the great philosopher of Athens, son of Ariston, was born in 427 B.C. In early manhood admirer of Socrates, he later founded the famous school of philosophy in the grove Academus. Much else recorded of his life is uncertain; that he left Athens for a time after Socrates' execution is probable; that later he went to Cyrene, Egypt, and Sicily is possible; that he was wealthy is likely; that he was critical of 'advanced' democracy is obvious. He lived to be 80 years old. Linguistic tests including those of computer science still try to establish the order of his extant philosophical dialogues, written in splendid prose and revealing Socrates' mind fused with Plato's thought. In Laches, Charmides, and Lysis, Socrates and others discuss separate ethical conceptions. Protagoras, Io, and Meno discuss whether righteousness can be taught. In Gorias, Socrates is estranged from his city's thought, and his fate is impending. The Apology (not a dialogue), Crito, Euthyphro, and the unforgettable Phaedo relate to the trial and death of Socrates and propound the immortality of the soul. In the famous Symposium and Phaedrus, written when Socrates was still alive, we find the origin and meaning of love. Cratylus discusses the nature of language and the great masterpiece in 10 books, the Republic, concerns righteousness (and involves education, equality of the sexes, socialism, communism, and even abolition of slavery). Of the 6 so called 'dialectical" dialogues Euthydemus deals with philosophy; meta-physical Parmenides about general concepts and absolute being; Theaetetus reasons about the theory of knowledge; of its sequels, Sophist deals with not-being; Politicus with good and bad statesmanship and governments; Philebus with what is good. The Timaeus seeks the origin of the visible universe out of abstract geometrical elements. The unfinished Critias treats of lost Atlantis. Unfinished also is Plato's last work of the 12 books Laws (Socrates is absent from it), a critical discussion of principles of law which Plato thought the Greeks might accept. Of a dozen other extant dialogues and also some letters a few may be genuine. Six other extant dialogues have been rejected as spurious since ancient times
Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Phaedrus by Plato( Book )
60 editions published between 1914 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 365 libraries worldwide
Unfinished also is Plato's last work of the twelve books of "Laws" (Socrates is absent from it), a critical discussion of principles of law which Plato thought the Greeks might accept. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Plato is in twelve volumes
Phaidros by Plato( Book )
70 editions published between 1915 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 355 libraries worldwide
Fedro by Plato( Book )
94 editions published between 1869 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 346 libraries worldwide
Fedone by Plato( Book )
163 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Gorgia by Plato( Book )
108 editions published between 1911 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 316 libraries worldwide
 
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