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  1. The Republic
    The Republic
    Plato
    Penguin Classics / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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Plato's Republic has shaped western thought for centuries. First written 2,400 years ago, this dialogue between Socrates and his interlocutors is an exhortation to philosophy and invites reader to reflect on the choices that need to be made in pursuit of the best available life. This edition also provides readers with a chronology, further reading, outline of the work's main arguments, and introduction. Translation by Christopher Rowe. 436 pages, softcover.

  1. The Republic and Other Works
    The Republic and Other Works
    Plato, Benjamin Jowett
    Random House / 1979 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Republic
    Republic
    Plato
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  3. The Republic: The Complete and Unabridged Jowett Translation
    The Republic: The Complete and Unabridged Jowett Translation
    Plato
    Random House / 1991 / Trade Paperback
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  4. The Republic
    The Republic
    Plato, Alexander Lindsay
    Random House / 1993 / Hardcover
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More by Plato

  1. The Dialogues of Plato
    The Dialogues of Plato
    Plato
    Random House, Inc / 1986 / Mass Paperback
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This collection contains excellent contemporary translations selected for their clarity and accessibility to today's reader, as well as an incisive introduction by Erich Segal, which reveals Plato's life and clarifies the philosophical issues examined in each dialogue. The first four dialogues recount the trial and execution of Socrates the extraordinary tragedy that changed Plato's life and so altered the course of Western thought. Other dialogues create a rich tableau of intellectual life in Athens in the fourth century B.C., and examine the nature of virtue and love, knowledge and truth, society and the individual. Resounding with the humor and astounding brilliance of Socrates, the immortal iconoclast, these great works remain powerful, probing, and essential.

  1. Plato: The Collected Dialogues
    Plato: The Collected Dialogues
    Hamilton & Cairns
    Calif Princeton Fulfilment / 1950 / Hardcover
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(PUBPrinceton University)Gathered into one place are top-notch translations of Plato's writings by Cornford, Guthrie, Jowett, Rouse, Taylor, Shorey, Tredennick, and others. This is a mammoth anthology with a comprehensive index; introductions have been written by Edith Hamilton. From a giant in Western thought. 1743 pages, hardcover.

  1. Symposium and The Death of Socrates
    Symposium and The Death of Socrates
    Plato
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In Symposium, a group of Athenian aristocrats attend a party and talk about love, until the drunken Alcibiades bursts in and decides to discuss Socrates instead. Symposium gives an unsurpassed picture of the sparkling society that was Athens at the height of her empire.

  1. Gorgias
    Gorgias
    Plato
    Penguin Books / 2003 / Trade Paperback
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Taking the form of a dialogue among Socrates, Gorgias, Polus, and Callicles, the Gorgias debates crucial questions about the nature of government. While the aspiring politician Callicles propounds the view that might is right, and the rhetorician Gorgias argues that oratory and the power to persuade represent "the greatest good," Socrates insists on the duty of politicians to consider the welfare of their citizens--a duty he believed had been dishonored in the Athens of his time. The dialogue offers fascinating insights into how classical Athens was governed and creates a theoretical framework that has been highly influential on subsequent political debate.

  1. The Laws
    The Laws
    Plato
    Penguin Classics / 2005 / Trade Paperback
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This revised edition provides a fundamental view into the mind of one of classical Greece's foremost thinkers. Plato describes in detail a system for the agricultural utopia, Magnesia, including legislation, codes of conduct for all aspects of life, crime and punishment, and totalitarian views.

  1. Timaeus and Critias
    Timaeus and Critias
    Plato, Desmond Lee, Thomas Kjeller Johansen
    Penguin Books / 2008 / Trade Paperback
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Timaeus and Critias is a Socratic dialogue in two parts. A response to an account of an ideal state told by Socrates, it begins with Timaeus's theoretical exposition of the cosmos and his story describing the creation of the universe, from its very beginning to the coming of man. Timaeus introduces the idea of a creator God and speculates on the structure and composition of the physical world. Critias, the second part of Plato's dialogue, comprises an account of the rise and fall of Atlantis, an ancient, mighty and prosperous empire ruled by the descendants of Poseidon, which ultimately sank into the sea. 176 pages, softcover.

  1. Plato: On Love Unabridged Audiobook on CD
    Plato: On Love Unabridged Audiobook on CD
    Plato
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Plato's dialogue in the Symposium, which has as its topic the subject of love, explores the idea of love as a means of ascent to contemplation of the Divine. For Plato, generally, to love other human beings is to direct one's mind to love of Divinity. One proceeds from recognition of another's beauty to appreciation of Beauty as it exists apart from any individual, to consideration of Divinity, the source of Beauty, to love of Divinity. Influential, particularly in Victorian England, Plato's thoughts On Love are timelessly presented in this fresh recording. Unabridged on CD.

Books about Plato

  1. Plato: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito
    Plato: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito
    F.J. Church, Robert D. Cummings
    Prentice Hall / Penguin Putnam / 1956 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Plato: Euthyphro
    Plato: Euthyphro
    C. Emlyn Jones
    Bristol Classical Press / 2011 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Plato's Symposium
    Plato's Symposium
    Stanley Rosen
    St. Augustine's Press, Inc. / 1999 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Why Plato Wrote
    Why Plato Wrote
    Danielle S. Allen
    Wiley-Blackwell / 2013 / Trade Paperback
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  5. Who Is Phaedrus?: Keys to Plato's Dyad Masterpiece
    Who Is Phaedrus?: Keys to Plato's Dyad Masterpiece
    Marshell Carl Bradley
    Pickwick Publications / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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  6. From Plato to Jesus
    From Plato to Jesus
    C. Marvin Pate
    Kregel Publications / 2010 / Trade Paperback
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  7. Plato's Reception of Parmenides
    Plato's Reception of Parmenides
    John A. Palmer
    Oxford University Press / 2002 / Trade Paperback
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  8. Essays on Plato and Aristotle
    Essays on Plato and Aristotle
    J.L. Ackrill
    Oxford University Press / 2001 / Trade Paperback
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  9. The Art of Living: Socratic Reflections from Plato to Foucault
    The Art of Living: Socratic Reflections from Plato to Foucault
    Alexander Nehamas
    University of California Press / 2000 / Trade Paperback
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  10. Plato's Sophist: The Drama of Original and Image
    Plato's Sophist: The Drama of Original and Image
    Stanley Rosen
    St. Augustine's Press / 1999 / Trade Paperback
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  11. Divine Madness: Plato's Case Against Secular Humanism
    Divine Madness: Plato's Case Against Secular Humanism
    Josef Pieper
    Ignatius Press / 1995 / Trade Paperback
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  12. Why Plato Wrote - eBookeBOOK
    Why Plato Wrote - eBook
    Danielle S. Allen
    Wiley-Blackwell / 2011 / ePub
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Guides to Plato

  1. A Plato Primer
    A Plato Primer
    J.D.G. Evans
    Cornell University Press / Trade Paperback
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  2. A Companion to Plato
    A Companion to Plato
    Hugh H. Benson(Ed.)
    Wiley-Blackwell / 2009 / Trade Paperback
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  3. The Portable Plato: Protagoras, Symposium, Phaedo, and the Republic: Complete, in the English Translation of
    The Portable Plato: Protagoras, Symposium, Phaedo, and the Republic: Complete, in the English Translation of
    Plato, Benjamin Jowett, Scott Buchanan
    Penguin Books / 1980 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Plato in 90 Minutes
    Plato in 90 Minutes
    Paul Strathern
    Ivan R. Dee / 1996 / Trade Paperback
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  5. Understanding Plato's Republic
    Understanding Plato's Republic
    Gerasimos Santas
    John Wiley & Sons / 2010 / Trade Paperback
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  6. Socrates and the Gods: How to Read Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito
    Socrates and the Gods: How to Read Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito
    Nalin Ranasinghe
    St. Augustine's Press / 2012 / Hardcover
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  7. The Cambridge Companion to Plato's Republic, Hardcover
    The Cambridge Companion to Plato's Republic, Hardcover
    G.R.F. Ferrari
    Cambridge University Press / 2007 / Hardcover
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  8. The Portable Plato - eBookeBOOK
    The Portable Plato - eBook
    Plato, Benjamin Jowett, Scott Buchanan
    Penguin Books / 1977 / ePub
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