The Testaments out now
Plato: 'The Republic' - Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought (Paperback)
  • Plato: 'The Republic' - Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought (Paperback)
zoom

Plato: 'The Republic' - Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought (Paperback)

(author), (editor), (translator)
£12.99
Paperback 436 Pages / Published: 25/09/2000
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
First published in 2000, this translation of one of the great works of Western political thought is based on the assumption that when Plato chose the dialogue form for his writing, he intended these dialogues to sound like conversations - although conversations of a philosophical sort. In addition to a vivid, dignified and accurate rendition of Plato's text, the student and general reader will find many aids to comprehension in this volume: an introduction that assesses the cultural background to the Republic, its place within political philosophy, and its general argument; succinct notes in the body of the text; an analytical summary of the work's content; a full glossary of proper names; a chronology of important events; and a guide to further reading. The result is an accomplished and accessible edition of this seminal work, suitable for philosophers and classicists as well as historians of political thought at all levels.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521484435
Number of pages: 436
Weight: 609 g
Dimensions: 217 x 140 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"[Griffith's] aim was to traslate the Greek text as if it were a conversation, and he has succeeded admirably." Library Journal
"In addition to a vivid, dignified and accurate rendition of Plato's text, the student and general reader will find many aids to comprehension in this volume: an introduction that assesses the cultural background to the Republic, its place within political philosophy, and its general argument; succinct notes in the body of the text; an analytical summary of the work's content; a full glossary of proper names; a chronology of important events; and a guide to further reading. The result is an accomplished and accessible edition of this seminal work, suitable for philosophers and classicists as well as historians of political thought at all levels." African Sun Times Review of Books

You may also be interested in...

Fascist Voices
Added to basket
The Cold War
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Capital
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
This Changes Everything
Added to basket
The Righteous Mind
Added to basket
The Jewish State
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
Nationalism
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
Red Plenty
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
On Anarchism
Added to basket
£6.00
Paperback
The Communist Manifesto
Added to basket
The Road to Serfdom
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Socialism: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.