The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

spacer

Plato's Republic

by

Plato's Republic Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The Focus Philosophical Library publishes clear, faithful editions by renowned scholars and teachers enabling access for modern students to essential ideas and wisdom of the world’s greatest thinkers.

"Joe Sachs, known and respected for his excellent translations of Aristotle, deserves great praise for this new translation of Plato's Republic. Based on the latest definitive edition of the Greek text and guided by a sense that Greek in English need not read like an old, foreign tongue, Sachs' translation captures the flow of the conversation in an English that reads smoothly, even when the ideas expressed force one to pause and look again. Fluid, yet accurate, Sachs' translation allows the thoughtful reader deeper entry into this all-important book. The editorial guides and typographical signs to remind the reader of who has joined the argument most recently are all highly helpful and most welcome. I look forward to reading this with students."

—Charles E. Butterworth, University of Maryland

Joe Sachs taught for thirty years at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. He has translated Aristotle's Physics, Metaphysics and On the Soul and, for the Focus Philosophical Library, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Poetics, and Plato's Theaetetus and Republic.

Synopsis:

Focus Philosophical Library's edition of Plato's Republic is an English translation of one of the most intellectually important works in Western philosophy and political theory. This dialogue includes Socrates and others discussing the definition of justice, the theory of forms and the immortality of the soul.

Synopsis:

Suitable for a broad range of courses at the college and university level which read the entire work, including courses such as introductory philosophy, ancient philosophy, political theory, and great books programs.

Synopsis:

Focus Philosophical Library's edition of Plato's Republic is an English translation of one of the most intellectually important works in Western philosophy and political theory. It includes an extensive introduction, an extensive afterword "Imitation" by John White, a chapter-by-chapter outline of principal speakers and summary of the content, Stephanus numbers, boldface type to indicate the entrance of a new speaker into the discussion, footnotes, and glossary of key terms with cross-references for the text.

This dialogue includes Socrates and others discussing the definition of justice, the theory of forms, and the immortality of the soul. Plato uses numerous dialogues between Socrates and various characters in Athens to discuss the nature of government, including the nature of justice, the happiness of the just and the unjust man, the nature of rule in the ideal city-state, and other matters essential to understanding classical philosophy such as the theory of forms, the immortality of the soul, poetry, and the role of the philosopher in society.

FPL books are distinguished by their commitment to faithful, clear, and consistent translations of texts and the rich world part and parcel of those texts.

About the Author

Joe Sachs taught for thirty years at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. He has translated Aristotle's “Physics,” “Metaphysics” and “On the Soul” and, for the Focus Philosophical Library, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Poetics, and Plato's Theaetetus and Republic.

Table of Contents

Introduction, p. 1

The Republic, p. 17

Book I (327A-354C), p. 17

Book II (357A-383C), p. 49

Book III (386A-417B), p. 77

Book IV (419A-445E), p. 112

Book V (449A-480A), p. 142

Book VI (484A-511E), p. 179

Book VII (514A-541B), p. 210

Book VIII (543A-569C), p. 240

Book IX (571A-592B), p. 269

Book X (595A-621D), p. 294

Afterword (Imitation, by John White), p. 323

Glossary, p. 347

Index, p. 353

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585102617
Author:
Plato
Publisher:
Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company
Translator:
Sachs, Joe
Contributor:
White, John (AFT)
Author:
Sachs, Joe
Author:
White, John
Afterword by:
White, John
Afterword:
White, John
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Ancient
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Focus Philosophical Library
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
364
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.88 in 1.06 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Greek Lyric : an Anthology in... Used Trade Paper $12.00
  2. Euripides #5: The Complete Greek... Used Trade Paper $4.95
  3. The History of the Peloponnesian... Used Trade Paper $5.50
  4. The Oresteia (Penguin Classics) Used Trade Paper $6.50
  5. The Nicomachean ethics Used Trade Paper $4.50
  6. The Nicomachean ethics Used Trade Paper $4.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History
Humanities » Philosophy » General

Plato's Republic Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.95 In Stock
Product details 364 pages Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company - English 9781585102617 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Focus Philosophical Library's edition of Plato's Republic is an English translation of one of the most intellectually important works in Western philosophy and political theory. This dialogue includes Socrates and others discussing the definition of justice, the theory of forms and the immortality of the soul.
"Synopsis" by ,
Suitable for a broad range of courses at the college and university level which read the entire work, including courses such as introductory philosophy, ancient philosophy, political theory, and great books programs.
"Synopsis" by ,
Focus Philosophical Library's edition of Plato's Republic is an English translation of one of the most intellectually important works in Western philosophy and political theory. It includes an extensive introduction, an extensive afterword "Imitation" by John White, a chapter-by-chapter outline of principal speakers and summary of the content, Stephanus numbers, boldface type to indicate the entrance of a new speaker into the discussion, footnotes, and glossary of key terms with cross-references for the text.

This dialogue includes Socrates and others discussing the definition of justice, the theory of forms, and the immortality of the soul. Plato uses numerous dialogues between Socrates and various characters in Athens to discuss the nature of government, including the nature of justice, the happiness of the just and the unjust man, the nature of rule in the ideal city-state, and other matters essential to understanding classical philosophy such as the theory of forms, the immortality of the soul, poetry, and the role of the philosopher in society.

FPL books are distinguished by their commitment to faithful, clear, and consistent translations of texts and the rich world part and parcel of those texts.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.