Statesman

ISBN-10: 0872204626

ISBN-13: 9780872204621

Edition: 1999

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Description: A model of accuracy and fluency, Christopher Rowe's translation of Statesman-as modified for publication in Plato, Complete Works (Hackett, 1997)-is now available in a student edition, with a brief introduction, notes, and a select bibliography.

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Book details

List price: $11.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286

Plato was born c. 427 B.C. in Athens, Greece, to an aristocratic family very much involved in political government. Pericles, famous ruler of Athens during its golden age, was Plato's step-father. Plato was well educated and studied under Socrates, with whom he developed a close friendship. When Socrates was publically executed in 399 B.C., Plato finally distanced himself from a career in Athenian politics, instead becoming one of the greatest philosophers of Western civilization. Plato extended Socrates's inquiries to his students, one of the most famous being Aristotle. Plato's The Republic is an enduring work, discussing justice, the importance of education, and the qualities needed for rulers to succeed. Plato felt governors must be philosophers so they may govern wisely and effectively. Plato founded the Academy, an educational institution dedicated to pursuing philosophic truth. The Academy lasted well into the 6th century A.D., and is the model for all western universities. Its formation is along the lines Plato laid out in The Republic. Many of Plato's essays and writings survive to this day. Plato died in 347 B.C. at the age of 80.

Christopher Rowe is professor of Greek at the University of Durham.

Note On The Text
Editor's Introduction
Synopsis Of The Dialogue
Plato's Statesman
Introductory Conversation (257a-258a)
the Myth (268d-274d)
the Nature of Example (277a-279a)
Excess and Deficiency (283b-287b)
the Final Definition of the Statesman (287b-300e)
Digression on the Imitative Constitutions (300e-303b)
Return to the Final Definition (303b-311c)
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