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ISBN-10: 1585102903

ISBN-13: 9781585102907

Edition: N/A

Authors: Plat�, Eva Brann, Peter Kalkavage, Eric Salem, Martin Ostwald

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This is the second of a projected trilogy of dialogues, in which an unnamed stranger sets out to satisfy Socrates' desire for an account of sophist, statesman, and philosopher. (The third was never written.) FPL’sStatesmanincludes a faithful, clear, and consistent translation to English, with notes. It also includes an exploratory essay, glossary of crucial Greek terms, supplemental diagrams illustrating diairesis ("The Divisions of the Statesman"), and an appendix on the paradigm of weaving.
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List price: $12.95
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.37" tall
Weight: 0.748
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…    

Eric Salem has been teaching at St. John's College in Annapolis since 1990. He hascollaborated with Peter Kalkavage and Eva Brann on translations of Plato's Sophistand Phaedo. They are currently working on the Statesman.