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Five Great Dialogues of Plato Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo

ISBN-10: 0982129823

ISBN-13: 9780982129821

Edition: N/A

Authors: Plato, Benjamin Jowett

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These dialogues by Plato have been translated from the original Greek by the scholar and classicist Benjamin Jowett, whose translations are known for their elegance and accuracy.
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Publisher: Coyote Canyon Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 166
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
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 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.