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This marvelously conceived new translation of Plato's most important dialogue will set the standard for classroom use for many years to come… The authors' imaginative new interpretation will inspire students and generate scholarly controversy - and is thus certain to accomplish what it suggests is the true aim of Socratic inquiry: the weaving, unweaving, and perpetual re-weaving of the Logos.
— Dr. George R. Lucas, Jr., Professor of Philosophy, US Naval Academy, Annapolis
Modern students can now appreciate the wisdom of the world’s greatest thinkers. Through clear, faithful translations, renowned scholars have made classical philosophical texts
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Translation in English, with an introduction and glossary of key terms. Socrates on death, dying, and the soul.
English translation of one of Platos great dialogues of Socrates talking about death, dying, and the soul due to his impending execution.
English translation of one of Plato’s great dialogues in which Socrates discusses death and the soul before his impending execution. Introductory essay, notes and glossary.
English translation. Introduction and glossary. The glossary of key terms is a unique addition to Platonic literature by which concepts central to each dialogue are discussed and cross-referenced as to their occurrences throughout the work. In such a way students are encouraged to see beyond the words into concepts.
This is an English translation of one of Platos great dialogues of Socrates talking about death, dying, and the soul due to his impending execution. Included is an introduction and glossary of key terms.
Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Platos immediate audience.
About the Author
Eva Brann is a tutor and member of the senior faculty at St. John's College, Annapolis, where she has also been dean of academic affairs. She holds an M.A. in Classics and a Ph.D. in Archaeology from Yale University. Her recent books include "The Ways of Naysaying; What, Then, Is Time?" and "The World of the Imagination." She has co-authored several translations with Focus Publishing.
Peter Kalkavage is a Tutor at St. John's College, Annapolis.
Eric Salem is a Tutor at St. Johns College, Annapolis.
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