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Plato Gorgias, Menexenus, Protagoras

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ISBN-10: 0521546001

ISBN-13: 9780521546003

Edition: 2009

Authors: Plat�, Malcolm Schofield, Tom Griffith

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These three early Platonic dialogues translated into English by Tom Griffith combine elegance, accuracy, freshness and fluency. Together they offer strikingly varied examples of Plato's critical encounter with the culture and politics of 5th and 4th century Athens.
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/19/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 266
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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…    

Editorial note
Introduction
Principal dates
A guide to further reading
Gorgias
Menexenus
Protagoras
Index of names
General index