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Plato Gorgias, Menexenus, Protagoras

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ISBN-10: 0521837294

ISBN-13: 9780521837293

Edition: 2009

Authors: Plat�, Malcolm Schofield, Tom Griffith

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List price: $117.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/19/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
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