Synopses & Reviews
"No one should think of going to a liberal arts college without reading Plato's . It is one of the basic books of the European mind and culture, now freshly and readably rendered by Sterling and Scott. I envy the reader who sits in on these conversations for the first time, and with such a readable text." John Ciardi
"This new version of Plato's ... is founded on a sensitively accurate and highly readable fusion of form and content, style and substance. Plato emerges, as he should, as both thinker and philosophical poet--something that cannot be said of competing versions." William Arrowsmith, Emory University
"The best translation of the or a Platonic dialogue I know. It gives the reader who has no Greek... a sense of the powerful and delicate style of the dialogue and it is not only a success for Plato's inimitable Greek; it is brilliant in its translations of the Greek poetry quoted in the course of the ." Diskin Clay, Duke University
Authoritative and idiomatic, this translation has already established an impressive foothold in the college market.
"I envy the reader who sits in on these conversations for the first time, and with such a readable text."--John Ciardi
About the Author
Richard W. Sterlingand William C. Scottare emeritus professors at Dartmouth College and authors of several books.Richard W. Sterlingand William C. Scottare emeritus professors at Dartmouth College and authors of several books.