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  • Series: Penguin Classics
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (January 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140455493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140455496
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Plato (c. 427–347 b.c.) founded the Academy in Athens, the prototype of all Western universities, and wrote more than twenty philosophical dialogues.


Christopher Rowe is professor of Greek at the University of Durham.


Christopher Rowe is professor of Greek at the University of Durham.


Christopher Rowe is professor of Greek at the University of Durham.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CLC on July 3, 2013
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An amazing book, although I have my reservations about the translation style. The author tried make it contemporary, and while I appreciate that there is a limit on what you can do without destroying the actual spirit of the writings of Plato. I managed to read an older translation (circa 1969) and appreciated that version much better. There seems to be a hot-bed of argument regarding the translation process of books the farther you go back in time. I don't intend to get into a philosophical debate when rating this as it is the matter of the book and not what is inside. If you prefer to read books with a more modern slant on translation then certainly this book will suit your needs. However if you desire for a more older English that reaches a larger vocabulary palate then I suggest looking somewhere else.
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By Alimber on February 12, 2014
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I bought this book for my philosophy course. So far everything that had been discussed is great. I personally am very attracted to Plato's theory of Duality(probable not necessarily a "theory"). Phaedo is also a remarkable read in this book. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for something great to read.
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By Dieter Schaubert on November 14, 2013
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The foundation for western thinking and dialectic method. The introduction and annotations are essential for us who do not know classic Greek.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By malhill on February 20, 2013
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The classic arguments of Socrates in the face of having to die. Some of them may sound strange to modern ears, but you can't fault him for lack of courage.
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