The list author says: "For some, a brief introduction to Plato, whether it be reading excerpts from the Republic in a philosophy course, or even reading a few dialogues in the entirety at a Great Books program, is not enough. For some, Plato sparks the love of wisdom like few other, and we are compelled to turn to his writings to see a) what he teaches, and b) whether it be the truth.
In this quest, which Socrates calls an erotic desire for knowledge, many obstacles confront the modern reader. First, a quarter of Plato's dialogues are alleged by many 'scholars' to be forgeries. Second, many translations are poor. Recently, however, there has been a change. A few new scholars are possessed of the radical notion that Plato was a wise man; that what he taught might be closer to the truth of things that what we 'know' today. As such a wise man, he wrote with intention: every word in the Dialogues is written there on purpose, and such detail ought to be reflected in the translation. Since such careful, meticulous work is sometimes difficult to find, I have decided to collect as many good translations as I have been able to find over the past five years and share them with you. These translators are quite accurate and enable a non-Greek reading student of Plato to potentially absorb his thought. May this list prove useful in your own search."
"The Menexenus, like all the short dialogues, is so strange that many careless scholars regard it as spurious. The medievals, however, regarded these short dialogues (see also the Pink Book) as -the- proper entrance to Plato's thought; an intriguing notion, to say the least."
"Finally, a dialogue about moderation/temperance. Aporetic, to be sure (isn't Plato's treatment of virtually every serious topic this way?), but no matter. West & West's translations are always excellent."
"Almost certainly an inferior translation here, but the Epinomis is a rather obscure dialogue so we must wait for some intrepid scholar to translate it anew. Till then, this volume (though expensive) has it also in Greek."