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The Republic by Plato, Benjamin Jowett

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Toward the end of the astonishing period of Athenian creativity that furnished Western civilization with the greater part of its intellectual artistic and political wealth Plato wrote i The Republic i his discussion of the nature and meaning of justice and of the ideal state and its ruler All subsequent European thinking about these subjects owes its character directly or indirectly to this most famous and most accessible of the Platonic dialogues Although he describes a society that looks to some like the ideal human community and to others like a totalitarian nightmare in the course of his description Plato raises enduringly relevant questions about politics art education and the general conduct of life .

Translated by A D Lindsay .

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Complete Works, Meno, The Symposium, The Trial and Death of Socrates, The Republic, Phaedo, Gorgias, Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo, Euthyphro, Apology
The second edition of i Five Dialogues i presents G M A Grube s distinguished translations as revised by John Cooper for Plato i Complete Works i Hacket Cooper has also contributed a number of new or expanded footnotes and updated Suggestions for Further Reading, No description available, Taking the form of a dialogue between Socrates Gorgias Polus and Callicles GORGIAS debates perennial questions about the nature of government and those who aspire to public office br Are high moral standards essential or should we give our preference to the pragmatist who gets things done or negotiates successfully Should individuals be motivated by a desire for personal power and prestige or genuine concern for the moral betterment of the citizens br These questions go to the heart of Athenian democratic principles and are more relevant than ever in today s political climate, The third edition of i The Trial and Death of Socrates i presents G M A Grube s distinguished translations as revised by John Cooper for Plato i Complete Works i Hackett A number of new or expanded footnotes are also included along with a select bibliography