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Republic

Author: Plato.; C J Rowe
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin, 2012.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Republic is Plato's masterwork. It was written 2,400 years ago and remains one of the most widely read books in the world, famous for both the richness of its ideas and the virtuosity of its writing. Presented as a dialogue between Plato's teacher Socrates and various interlocutors, it is an exhortation to study philosophy, inviting its readers to reflect on the choices we must make if we are to live the best  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Plato.; C J Rowe
ISBN: 9780141442433 0141442433
OCLC Number: 812576975
Language Note: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Notes: The translation in this volume follows the text printed in the new Oxford Republic (Oxford Classical Texts, 2003) -- P. xlv.
Description: xlvi, 436 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Republic, or Constitution (Politeia) --
Plato and Socrates --
On 'forms' --
On reading the Republic --
and reading Plato --
Outline of the argument of the republic.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Republic.
Responsibility: Plato ; translated with an introduction and notes by Christopher Rowe.

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